The Man’s Father…

Nature has been so kind to man that in every generation, in every village and family, she would bless the human race with people bestowed with exceptionally great ability.

In the eastern region, Umuoba was counted as one of the villages endowed with such men. The priority and order of the day were farming, and physical strength which was exercised in wrestling especially among the Igbos. The greatness of a man depended on the acres of land he owned, the productivity of his farm, the number of wives and children he had and how many men he could successfully defeat in wrestling.

Among the Igbos, such a man was the ideal man every woman would long to have as a husband. But this was entirely different in the case of Okuafo…

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