The Question and Answer section for Things Fall Apart is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Igbo that were shamed and marinalized by their own tribe gained more power. Nwoye, for example, converts to Christianity, in part to escape his father. The white man and church protect him. His betrayal embitters and outrages Okonkwo.
Okonkwo call Osugo a "woman".
Everybody at the kindred meeting took sides with Osugo when Okonkwo called him a woman.
After her father and the others are imprisoned, Ezinma, recently married, cuts short her stay with her husband to return home. She goes to see Obierika to demand what the men plan to do. Obierika is off at a secret meeting, and Ezinma is satisfied...