Chapter Fifteen Summary of “Efuru”

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Nwosu is first seen telling his wife about a terrible dream he had. 

The dream is later brought to the consciousness of the people: “a great man has gone.”

Nwashike Ogene, Efuru’s father, is dead. Everybody is thrown into mourning by the demise of the great man. 

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Many people at the Great River return home to commiserate with the families of the deceased, except for Eneberi. 

“They begin booming the cannon to announce the departure of a great son, the last of the generation that had direct contact with the white people who exchanged their cannons, hot drinks, and cheap ornaments for black slaves” (p. 203).

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