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What was Okonkwo's motherland?

When Okonkwo gets exiled for the crime of manslaughter, he and his family travel to another of the nine villages, Mbanta, which is Okonkwo's motherland—that is, the village where his mother was born.

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Correspondingly, wHy does Okonkwo go to his motherland?

When he is exiled from his fatherland, he is forced to return to his motherland and live there for seven years. His mother's family receives him and provides a place for he and his family to live. But he isn't allowed to take much with him and has to leave all of his seed yams behind.

Similarly, what happens during Okonkwo's exile? Because the accidental killing of a clansman is a crime against the earth goddess, Okonkwo and his family must be exiled from Umuofia for seven years. After they depart Umuofia, a group of village men destroy Okonkwo's compound and kill his animals to cleanse the village of Okonkwo's sin.

Consequently, what was uchendu's purpose in giving his speech to Okonkwo?

The isa-ifi ceremony is described in detail. The next day, in front of all of his children, Uchendu speaks to Okonkwo about his discouragement and despair. Through a series of questions no one is able to answer, Uchendu helps them all understand why a man should return to his motherland when he is bitter and depressed.

What is Okonkwo's village called?

Okonkwo is a revered warrior of the Umuofia Village, which most of the story takes place in.

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