Sunday, June 24, 2012

Things Fall Apart is a fascinating story written by Chinua Achebe. It is the story of how white missionaries' idea of civilizing savage Africa through the use of Christian ideals assaulted Nigerian IBO culture forever. The book describes an authentic African tribal life before and after white missionaries arrive. Okonkwo, The main character, is flawed but sympathetic. He spends a great deal of time trying to avoid the weaknesses of his father. If you do not know or understand the story of African colonization, this is a great read! It creates a vivid and compelling picture of what transpired between Africans and white colonizers.

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