Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

This novel explores the life of Okonkwo, a respected warrior in the Umuofia clan of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria during the late 1800s. Okonkwo's world is disrupted by the arrival of European missionaries and the subsequent clash of cultures. The story examines the effects of colonialism on African societies, the clash between tradition and change, and the struggle between individual and society. Despite his efforts to resist the changes, Okonkwo's life, like his society, falls apart.

The 55th greatest book of all time


Published
1958
Nationality
Nigerian
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-250
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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