"Okonkwo's fame had grown like a bush-fire in hattmattan"(page 1) Okonkwo's fame grew very rapidly due to beating the cat during his fight. Wrestling was a big part of the Igbo culture, many people gathered to watch the fights.
Highway to Hell ::After severe drought in SW Slovenia, ann extreme bush fire destroyed big areas of pine forests around and beneath motorway viaduct Crni Kal. Thakfully no damage was done to this architectural beauty::
"“That was many years ago, twenty years or more, and during this time Okonkwo’s fame had grown like a bush-fire in the 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 themselves with nature and depend on it for success and survival.
A fire whirl is a rare phenomenon in which a fire, under certain conditions, depending on air temperature and currents, acquires a vertical vorticity and forms a whirl, or a tornado-like effect of a vertically oriented rotating column of air.