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Kola Nut & The Igbo Culture

Kola Nut & The Igbo Culture

There was a wealthy man in Okonkwo’s Village who had three huge barns, nine wives and thirty children. His name was Nwakobie, and he had taken the second highest title man could take in the clan. It was for this man that Okonkwo worked to earn his first seed yams. He took a pot of palm wine and a cock to Nwakobie. Two elderly neighbors were sent to present a kola-nut

and an alligator pepper, which were passed round for all to see, and then the kola nut and alligator pepper were returned to him. We pray for life, children, a good harvest and happiness. You will have what is good for you and I will have what is good for me. Let the kite perch and the eagle perch too. If one says no to the other, let his wing break. – Chinua Achebe

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mima
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Nine Wives – Phantastic life or Not?

al-Qãhırıï
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Reblogged this on knowledge of self.

Tish Farrell
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Great picture, great quote.

jujufilms
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Thank you Tish

kobrigama
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Your photos of daily life through Nigeria a collection of traditions, culture, and social commentary. I thoroughly enjoy all your posts. Are you traveling through Nigeria? How do you collect all the photographs from each region? Lesley

jujufilms
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Thanking you Lesley. My collection is from traveling extensively through each region of Nigeria and spending time to get to know the people and culture. Ayotunde

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