Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (Bloom's Modern Critical by Harold Bloom

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They were in fact an extension of the judiciary, the executive arm of Igbo law and norms. In the ST, Achebe makes mention of egwugwu a number of times. In all instances egwugwu are involved in some administrative function, such as the resolution of disputes. For example, in Achebe (1958:64–66) the dispute between Mgbafo and Uzowulu which is threatening the peace and unity amongst the Igbos is settled by the egwugwu. Instead of translating the word egwugwu, which like ‘elders’ and ‘titled men’ illustrates the administration of Igbos, Msimang transfers the word unchanged throughout the text.

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