Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart' is one of the most important novels of the 21st century, as well as undoubtedly Africa's most important fictional work.

Things Fall Apart Quotes 💬

The lucidness and simplicity of Chinua Achebe’s narration in ‘Things Fall Apart,’ the richness of the proverbs and folk tales he uses as garnishment and the realism of the dialogues all contribute to furnishing a rich repertoire of quotes.

Things Fall Apart Character List 📖

The characters in ‘Things Fall Apart’ are much more human-like and sophisticated than the primitive cardboard cuts western writers typically portray Africans as.

Things Fall Apart Themes and Analysis 📖

Chinua Achebe sought to rediscover pride and dignity among Africans by rehabilitating their image damaged by the humiliating effect of racist portrayals. In ‘Things Fall Apart’ he does this with grace and clarity.

Things Fall Apart Summary 📖

‘Things Fall Apart’ follows the tragic story of a high-performing but deeply flawed African native inhabiting an exalted place within his traditional Umuofia society which is under threat from European imperialists.

Things Fall Apart Historical Context 📖

‘Things Fall Apart’ was born out of the need to correct careless, one-dimensional and ultimately racist portrayal of traditional Africans by Western writers.