Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns full of yams, banished after he accidentally kills Ogbuefi Ezeudu's son, hangs himself and he kills messenger, "Roaring Flame",
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute player, scared of blood, failure
Unoka's friend, good musician
Okonwo's first wife's son, converts to Christianity after being captured by the "poetry" of the religion, renamed Isaac
Okonkwo's second wife, Ezinma's mother
Ekwefi's daughter, an ogbanje, or a child who repeatedly dies and reenters the womb to be rebord, Okonkwo's favorite child, called "Salt" by Obiageli whom she has lots of influence over, "Crystal of Beauty"
Okonkwo's third wife
Okonkwo's friend, sells Okonkwo's yams when he is gone, Maduka's father
Obierika's son, wins wrestling match
Obierika's daughter, marries her suitor Ibe
Amalinze the Cat
Famous wrestler who Okonkwo defeated at the age of 18
Oldest man in Umuofia, tells news from the Oracle about Ikemefuna, suddenly dies, had three of the four titles, well respected, large funeral
Powerful orator in Umuofia
Wife is killed by Mbaino, receives a virgin from Mbaino as his new wife
Umuofia's neighboring hostile village, Ikemefuna's village
Name of Okonkwo's tribal people
sacred stone which links ogbanje to spirit world, solves recurring deaths
impersonate ancestral spirits, elders of the village
living quarters of the head of the family
Goddess of the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, also means woman or man without a title
Priestess of Agbala when Okonkwo was a sharecropper
Wealthy man, gives Okonkwo 800 yam seeds
most important number in the Ibo tribe
shells, act as currency of Ibo
Given to Umuofia by Mbaino, Okonkwo takes care of him, establishes a strong relationship with Nwoye, Oracle says he must die and Okonkwo slashes him down
Earth goddess, most important deity
Palm-wine tapper who suddenly gives up his trade
Okonkwo's specific village, one of the nine Umuofian villages
Priestess of Ani, informs Okonkwo of the punishment he must fulfill for his violation of the Week of Peace
Nwoye's arrogant sister who breaks her pot, friends with Ezinma
rare occurence, come once a year for sever years then go away for another lifetime, = whites
Medicine man who finds Ezinma's iyi uwa
Pleads his case to the egwugwu to try and get his wife Mgbafo back
Mgbafo's sister who says Uzowulu beat her severely
Farthest village in Umuofia, Chielo visits it on her midnight walk with Ezinma
Okonkwo's uncle who receives him into Mbanta
Obierika's father, friend of Uchendu
Famous leper with "white" skin
Village who kills the first white man they see, later destroyed by whites
Ibo missionary who was converted and controls church in Mbanta
White missionary who is in charge, maintains the main church in Iguedo, gets sick and has to leave, humane, respectful, liked by Umuofia
Violation of Week of Peace
Okonkwo beats Ojiugo for her "negligence"
First woman convert of Mbanta who keeps bearing twins, not a big loss, the name is the most common and means "Mother is Supreme"
wide group of male kinsmen
Notorious for late cooking
Oldest men in Ire village, husband of Ozoemena
Ndulue's wife, dies with him because they are "one"
Leading egwugwu of Umuofia
Replaces Mr. Brown, strict and uncompromising, stereotypical white colonialist
Kills Oduche and fled but was caught by white men and hung in Umuru
Headquarters of white men on the bank of the Niger, "The Great River"
Stereotypical white, calls 6 Umuofian men to Umuru for a meeting, instead he puts them in handcuffs and locks them up, talks to Obierika about Okonkwo's death, decides to write a book called The ger which dehumanizes Africans to a paragraph in a book
Author of Heart of Darkness which inspires Chinua Achebe to write Thing's Fall Apart
First ancester of Okonkwo and Uchendu's family
Reverend Smith's interpreter
Uchendu's youngest son, get's married, sees Nwoye with Christians
one of titles Okonkwo wants for Nwoye
Kills the sacred python, later dies mysteriously
Speaks of peace, weak, Okonkwo believes he is the greatest obstacle to the clan
Fanatical Christian convert, rips off the mask of an egwugwu, father is priest of the snake cult, Umuofia burns his house
Great man of Umuofia who gives his son to be taught in Mr. Brown's school, discusses Umuofian religion with Mr. Brown
Respected man of Umuofia with two titles who joins Church
pieces of wood, Umuofian idols
Famous man in the war against Isike, not a fighter but a motivator who turned his men into "lions"
Great man and orator of Umuofia who talks first at the meeting about the white men
Introduces Okika and rallies the Umuofians
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