Things Fall Apart
Ekwefi ladled her husband’s share of the pottage into a bowl and covered it. Ezinma took it to him in his obi.
Okonkwo was sitting on a goatskin already eating his first wife’s meal. Obiageli, who had brought it from her mother’s hut, sat on the floor waiting for him to finish…
He uncovered his second wife’s dish and began to eat from it. Obiageli took the first dish and returned to her mother’s hut. And then Nkechi came in, bringing the third dish. Nkechi was the daughter of Okonkwo’s third wife. (5.54-65)
[Chielo]: “And how is my daughter, Ezinma?” (6.11)
[Ezedu]: “That boy calls you father. Do not bear a hand in his death.” (7.15)