In "Imitation," Obiora is Nkem's husband and a “Big Man” in Nigeria, as well as an avid collector of imitation tribal masks. He visits Nkem and their children in the summer and spends Christmas with them in Nigeria. He loves the status conferred upon him because he can afford to keep his family in the United States, but he refuses to work there. He maintains extramarital relationships and treats Nkem herself as a status symbol.
Obiora Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Obiora or refer to Obiora. 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.).
Obiora Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Obiora appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...America, pregnant with her first child. The house was fresh and her neighbors were helpful. Obiora called the neighbors "plastic," but both of them wanted their children to be like the... (full context)