Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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One of the most interesting books I have ever read.

It is about the gradual downfall of a Nigerian tribe during the late nineteenth century due to the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries amongst other things. Its focus is its main character Okonkwo, who is a leader and a champion wrestler in Umuofia, a fictional village in Nigeria, inhabited by the”Ibo” people. The novel describes his family and personal history, and the customs and society of the local people.

This book has so many little stories and folk tales ranging from superstition to fantasy and many others, that you just would not realise how quickly you finish the less than 200 pages.

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