Things Fall Apart

What did the medicine man do to Ekwefi’s third child when it died?


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After her second child’s death, the medicine man believes that Ekwefi as bearing ogbanje children. These are sort of changeling children that re-enter the mother's womb only to repeat the cycle of death again. Ekwefi’s third child is mutilated after its death to scare the spirits away from re-entering the womb.