Things Fall Apart Quotes by Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart Quotes
Sep 01, ISBN Oct 17, ISBN Oct 06, ISBN A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience.
It is difficult to imagine that foreigners are invaded and we have to change all our ways. Unfortunately for Ibo society, imperialism is imposed on them. Because English has changed all aspects of their lives, what they can do is just sit down and watch. Everything from religion to family life was changed by imperialism. This is basically what happened in the village of Umuofia, so the title, things are falling apart, it is very suitable for this book. Umuofia's cultural tradition has finally collapsed. The theme of Things Fall Apart focuses on the conflict between traditional wart society and colonial culture and religion.
Published in , its story chronicles pre-colonial life in the south-eastern part of Nigeria and the arrival of the Europeans during the late nineteenth century. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. The novel follows the life of Okonkwo, an Igbo "Ibo" in the novel man and local wrestling champion in the fictional Nigerian clan of Umuofia. The work is split into three parts, with the first describing his family, personal history, and the customs and society of the Igbo, and the second and third sections introducing the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on Okonkwo, his family and wider Igbo community. Things Fall Apart was followed by a sequel, No Longer at Ease , originally written as the second part of a larger work along with Arrow of God