The Ibo people have a proverb that when a man says yes his chi says yes also. Okonkwo said yes very strongly, so his chi agreed. And not only his chi but his clan too, because it judged a man by the work of his hands.
Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.Chinua originally Albert Chinualumogo Achebe
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