"He hardly spoke igbo ... he did not like us to speak it in public" (p.13)What are papa`s views on his negative language ? What does this imply about him ?
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I think that Papa has some major self-esteem issues. A prominent man in the Achike’s village of Enugu, Papa runs several successful factories and publishes an English-language newspaper infamous for its criticism of Nigeria’s corrupt government. He is a devout Catholic who expects nothing less than perfection from his family. Papa punishes his wife and children in order to correct their behavior. Papa is beloved in his community but is estranged from his own father and his traditional African culture. He looks down on his own language and heritage.