Ezinma is Okonkwo's eldest daughter and Ekwefi's only child to survive past infancy. Ezinma resembles her mother who was once the village beauty. She understands her father well, and he in turn wishes that she had been born a son. Ezinma also shares a close relationship with her mother, who considers Ezinma to be a companion as well as a daughter.
Ezinma Quotes in Things Fall Apart
The Things Fall Apart quotes below are all either spoken by Ezinma or refer to Ezinma. 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 Things Fall Apart published in 1994.).
Chapter 8 Quotes
Ezinma took the dish in one hand and the empty water bowl in the other and went back to her mother's hut. “She should have been a boy,” Okonkwo said to himself again. His mind went back to Ikemefuna and he shivered.
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Ezinma Character Timeline in Things Fall Apart
The timeline below shows where the character Ezinma appears in Things Fall Apart. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...and sleepy, since he didn't sleep at all the night before, out of worry for Ezinma. Obierika's compound is busy with preparations for the uri, cooking yams and cassava, preparing goats... (full context)