Things Fall Apart

Discussion on: 
08/26/2020 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Chinua Achebe

Cover image

Classics Book Discussion Group

See the list of other books in our discussion group, and check out the other groups.

 

Things Fall Apart is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.