The villiage gathers for the ceremony of the death of Ezeudu, an very accomplished warrior. The service is quickly brought to an end when a gun fires, piercing Ezeudu's sixteen year old son's heart. As he laid in his pool of blood, it is then realized that it was Okonkwo's gun that "accidentally" fired and he is exiled.
Okonkwo's uncle and his kinsmen takes him in. They help him build his complex and provide him seeds to start a farm. His uncle comforts him in his loss, and tells him to receive comfort in the motherland. Nature was moruning with him.
The villiage of Abame is destroyed. It was said that white men arrived on an iron horse (bicycle). The elders within the village spoke of a prophensy that says that the white men were being followed and would bring destruction, so the villagers killed the man and tied his bicycle to a tree. When the other white men discovered this they surrounded Abame's market, destroying almost everyone.
Christian missionaries comes to Umuofia trying to persuade the villagers that the Gods they worship are false Gods and that they are all brothers and sisters. They tell them to leave these false beliefs and come to God. While the others are reluctant of this new religion, Nwoye believed it answered all of his questions.
The missionaires request a piece of land to build a church. In response, the elders grant them the land within the Evil Forest in belief that they would not accept it, not to mention prosper. However, nothing happens to the church which won over some villagers including Nwoye. When Nwoye is spotted with the Christians, Oknonkwo is infomed and he chokes him by the neck.
The church wins over many converts of villagers labeled worthless men. Mr. Kiaga, an Igbo man apart of the group of missionaries, convince them that they will not die if they go against the practices enforced onto them. A year later one of the converts is rumored to have killed the sacred python which is a crime that should not be left unpunished. However, when the villagers learn that he has fell ill and died later the next day, the villagers sees his death as an act of revenge by the Gods so they agree not to bother the Christians.