Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe — HappymessHappiness

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is my first classic of African literature. Set on the eve of the colonial encounter between British missionaries and the people from Igbo villages called Umuofia. It tells the story of one of the village leaders, Okonkwo, born to a lazy father but told himself early on that he […]

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe — HappymessHappiness
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14 thoughts on “Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe — HappymessHappiness”

  1. He said to himself, i wouldn’t take the path of my father, thereby not been lazy which a wise person should do. He knows what he wants but he went to the extreme which cost his life “Onye ujo na-ano n’ama nna ya, eburu onye gara-gara mgbufuo”.

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      1. I know, gives a real sense of the village. Seem to remember the wrestling which as you robsbly know is popular in Senegal more than Gambia.
        Must revisit, thanks.

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      2. Good morning Anthony from a dry u.k. Had a lot of rain here last few weeks but last two days dry. Had a park walk yesterday so watch out for a post. Hope all is well in Italy.

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