In "Ghosts," Ikenna was an activist and a friend of James Nwoye at Nsukka in the 1960s. He fought for progressive issues and was extremely passionate about his work. He was, however, disappointingly unattractive. James believed that Ikenna died when the Nigerian army invaded Nsukka, but Ikenna escaped to Sweden and remained politically active in Europe. He seems somewhat tempered in his old age, but still cares about tackling government corruption.
Ikenna Okoro Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Ikenna Okoro or refer to Ikenna Okoro. 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.).
But I am a Western-educated man, a retired mathematics professor of seventy-one, and I am supposed to have armed myself with enough science to laugh indulgently at the ways of my people.
Ikenna Okoro Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Ikenna Okoro appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.