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.