"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." ~ Paulo Coelho *Maya <3 lis
"That was many years ago, twenty years or more, and during this time Okonkwwo's fame had grown like a bush-fire in harmattan."(3). Because the igbo village of Mbaino is an agricultural society, planting and harvesting crops as their main source of food, their connection to the land and nature is strong. using a bush-fire during the dry season to describe Okonkwo's fame reveals that the Igbo villagers very closely align themeselves with nature and depend on it for success and survival.