Okonkwo notices that his youngest wife, Ojiugo, has left her hut to have her hair braided without having cooked dinner. He beats her for her negligence, shamefully breaking the peace of the sacred week in a transgression known as nso-ani.
The clan leaders inform Okonkwo that they are going to kill Ikemefuna.
At age 18, Okonkwo beats a champion wrestler named the Cat.
Ekwefi’s nine other children died in infancy.
Okonkwo’s gun accidentally goes off and kills Ezeudu’s sixteen-year-old son.
Okonkwo gathers his most valuable belongings and takes his family to his mother’s natal village