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CHARACTERS Akunna - Akunna is a clan leader of Umuofia He and Mr Brown discuss their religious beliefs peacefully Neither converts the other but they learn more about the others faith Mr Brown - Mr Brown is the first white missionary to travel to Umuofia He institutes a policy of compromise and understanding between his flock and the clan He does not like his flock to antagonize the clan He even becomes friends with prominent clansmen He builds a school and a hospital in Umuofia and urges the clan to send their children to school He warns them that if they do not learn to read and write strangers who can will come and overtake them Chielo - Chielo is a priestess in Umuofia She is dedicated to the Oracle of the goddess Agbala In ordinary life she is a widow with two children She is good friends with Ekwefi and is fond of Ezinma whom she calls my daughter The District Commissioner - The District Commissioner is an authority figure in the white colonial government in Nigeria He is the typical racist colonist who understands nothing of native African customs or cultures and has no respect for them Ekwefi - Ekwefi is Okonkwos second wife He won her heart when he defeated Amalinze the Cat in a wrestling contest in his youth He was too poor to pay her bride-price then A few years later she ran away from her first husband to live with Okonkwo She was the village beauty in her youth Ezinma is her only surviving child Her first nine children died in their infancy and Ekwefi constantly fears that she will lose Ezinma as well Ekwefi is good friends with Chielo the priestess of the goddess Agbala Enoch - Enoch is a zealous convert to the Christian church in Umuofia He rips the mask off an egwugwu during an annual ceremony to honor the
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