One of the first Western customs we read in "Marriage is a Private Affair" is that the parents arrange marriages for their children. According to a writer that lives in Lagos and observes Igbo culture, "Many marriages in the Igbo land are still arranged although in recent years many young people are kicking again...
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...liefs. To conclude, the characters in the story "Marriage is a Private Affair" were greatly influenced by western customs.
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