In "The Headstrong Historian," Anikwenwa is Obierika and Nwamgba's son. He learns English at a Catholic mission school and though he hates it at first, he comes to fully embrace British culture and the teachings of the Catholic church. He then refuses to eat Nwamgba's food or attend tribal rituals because they're not Christian.
Anikwenwa Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Anikwenwa or refer to Anikwenwa. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
Anikwenwa Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Anikwenwa appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Headstrong Historian
...until a teacher tells her that Nwamgba's poetry isn't actually poetry. Grace begins to despise Anikwenwa and tries to avoid him. She listens to stories of white men razing villages but... (full context)
...curriculum. Grace realizes that education brings dignity, and begins to rethink her own education and Anikwenwa's teachings. Grace travels to Europe and writes a book called Pacifying with Bullets: A Reclaimed... (full context)