Things Fall Apart

Explain th imgery in the following line:

"That was many years ago, twenty years or more, and during this time Okonkwo's fame had grown like a buch-fire in the harmattan."

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The imagery of the incendiary power of Okonkwo's fame and feats of bravery spread across the villages. It's as if his prowess burns anything that gets in his way.