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Discuss the difference in atmosphere between Aunty Ifeoma's family and Papa's family.

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Papa’s widowed sister Aunty Ifeoma arrives the next day with her children. She is the opposite of her brother – lively, playful and quick to laugh. While Papa always instills coldness and fear in his house, Aunty Ifeoma brings warmth and cheer. Aunty Ifeoma calls Mama nwunye m, Igbo for “my wife.” Although she is a Christian, she retains some of her traditional upbringing. Kambili watches and listens to her aunt intently, almost hypnotized by her manner and bronze lipstick.