Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

2012 Book 69: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe (4/29/2012)

Reason for Reading: 12 in 12 group read

My Review 4/5 stars
Despite (or because of) embarrassment about his father’s laziness, Okonkwo works hard to be a respected farmer and warrior in his Nigerian village of Umuofia. When Christian Missionaries bring their strange religion and customs and laws, Okonkwo and his fellow villagers are first amused, then frustrated. In this heart-rending masterpiece, Achebe brings to life a powerful, though flawed, protagonist who fights for what he believes is right.

1 comment:

  1. This is the greatest work of African fiction ever written. It deserves a proper review, rather than the brief summary you have given it.


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