Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
A tragedy. Okonkwo is a hard-working
elder in an African village, who has worked to redeem his father's poor
reputation. Okonkwo is asked to guard a boy prisoner, Ikemefuna, who has been
captured for killing a woman of their village. As white missionaries expand to
Okonkwo's village...things begin to fall apart personally, and radical changes
begin to unfold in the village. As the title foreshadows, the book doesn't end
well, but still a very interesting view from another culture and perspective.
[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Purple
Hibiscus - Chimamanda Adichie; Say
You're One of Them - Uwem Akpan; Lyrics
Alley - Aboulela, Leila.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[ Chinua Achebe
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