"Things Fall Apart" Book Review by supercalifragilistic

"Things Fall Apart"
A discussion on the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.
# 96144 | 1,754 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 26, 2007 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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The paper looks at how "Things Fall Apart", written in 1958 just before Nigerian independence, demonstrates the violent societal conflict that resulted from British colonialism and the arrival of the missionaries at the end of the nineteenth century. The paper contrasts the Western culture with the Ibo culture and highlights the main differences between them. The paper also shows how the main character, Okonokwo, is a representation of his entire clan and other similar cultures who, through the centuries, have lost their traditions through the assault of imperialism.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Fawcett Press, 1959.
  • ________________. "The Role of the Writer in a New Nation." African Writers on African Writing. Ed. G.D. Killam. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1978. 7-13.
  • Isichei, Elizabeth. Ibo and Christian Beliefs: Some Aspects of a Theological Encounter. African Affairs 68.271 (1969): 121-134.
  • Leonard, A.G. The Lower Niger and its Tribes. London: MacMillan, 1906.
  • Mair, L. An Introduction to Social Anthropology. London: Oxford, 1965.

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