“With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had. He neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife. But in spite of these disadvantages, he had begun even in his father’s lifetime to lay the foundations of a prosperous future. It was slow and painful. But he threw himself into it like one possessed. And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death.”

Tagged: prosperous , father , Inheritance , Disadvantages , Shameful , Contemptible

Appears In: Quote About Latest quotes

Prev : Chinua Achebe Quote - There was another epidemic that was not talke...

Next : Chinua Achebe Quote - Four years in England had filled Obi with...

Explore more quotes:

Explore more quotes: