Friday, 13 May 2016

What's In A Name

The name Obierika is being used.  

The original name is from Ogidi in Idenmili North local government area of Nigeria Africa.  

The book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe had Obierika in the story.  

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book The Thing around your neck has the name Obierika in the story:  The headstrong historian found on pages 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, and 214.  
Things Fall Apart

The Thing Around Your Neck

What is it about the name Obierika that makes authors and writers use the name in writing?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Joy Obierika is Ebere, Ifeyinwa and Chukwudi Ezemenari's Aunty.

Florence Ifeyinwa Ezemenari