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THINGS FALL APART

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Reviewer: Mwalimu Jeffkass
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Chinua Achebe states the conflicts of interests between the African cultures and the Western cultures and its very true that no one can abandon his culture in the respect of the other culture. I believe that the heroic character in this novel Okonkwo has all the reasons to be strong on his sentiments because he is a man of integrity even though the righteous man cannot be always judged by the good things he does but by the slight mistakes he has gone through whether fixed or not.Obirieka as a witness cries foul for the predicaments that are being caused by the fellow men but regretts none according to how he handles any issue that comes across him.Okonkwo seems to be more interested in the future and he wants the young to be strong enough to encounter the problems that may come across them and provokes them in away of motivating them by asking;"where are the young suckers that would replace the old bananas when the old bananas finally die? after he has realised some weaknesses in the young people. Africans are very preservative and cannot leave their ways and beliefs as expected by the whites. The Igbo people believe fully in their supreme god Chukwu and dare not to be mislead by the whites. In any struggle, the strongest men become the main victims and they end up into downfalls and that is what happens to Okonkwo. Mwalimu Jeffkass; A musician, a play writer, an actor and a communication and media graduate at Chuka University in Kenya. 

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An all time classic and a must read. It should be illegal to walk through life and not read this.

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amazing story
really easy and smooth
its a must read in your lifetime
*nuff luv 

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I also read this book in high school. It really caught my attention because of it's origins. My roots are in Africa, where this book emerged from. The book also is interesting because of all the tirbal traditions and customs that it potrays, which is close to my heart as I am studying to be an anthropologist. The cultural perspective really captured my attention and held it until the end. The emotional range that Achebe put into his characters was also incredible. I'd suggest this book to anyone.  

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This book was interesting however there are many names to memorize. All in all, this book is powerful and captivating.

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It was a great book. There were many characters to remember so it was a little hard. But still, IT WAS GREAT!!!

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A classic.

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Chinua Achebe is an Nigerian novelist who was nominated for the Neustadt award in 1974, 1994 and 2004. Things Fall Apart depicts the clash of African and European cultures in a Nigerian village.

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