“In short, a great read.
The book is divided to 3 subsections, first one focusing mainly on the culture,rituals, superstitions and other day to day aspects of the Ibo tribe in Nigeria.
The second and third one deals with the changes they encounter when "white" missionaries arrive in Africa to colonize them.
A bold and daring book. There are a few things that I could easily relate to my homeland (India), where there were a lot many cultural changes with the British occupation.”
“One of the best literature. A must read. ”Madhuri Yedlapati wrote this review Thursday, June 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was boring. ”Kaisa wrote this review Tuesday, June 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Story of the Ibo tribe in Nigeria as they come to grips with the white man and his religion revolves around Okonkwo, who spends his life trying to overcome his father's abject failure. Okonkwo won fame in youth as a wrestler, grows many yams, and has many wives and children whom he rules over with an iron fist. Following the dictates of the oracles, shamans, elders, and the unwritten traditions of the tribe is not easy, but he does it. Sometimes the taboos, mores, and rituals of the tribe are cruel and nonsensical, but he follows their prescriptions to avoid bringing disfavor and disharmony to his house and fellow tribesmen, yet his resistance the new religion's relatively mild values and traditions become too onerous for him and serve the author as allegory for the end of life as the Nigerians knew it. ”Nathan B wrote this review Friday, June 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliantly structured and subtly ironic, Things Fall Apart really took me by surprise. At first, as much as I was interested, I wanted to hear a factorial account, a historical account of an example of colonialism damage and what really existed before but then I realised that this is probably the most honest account of how it was and what happened, albeit a fictional story. It's a must read.”Spider Jerusalem's two headed Cat wrote this review Tuesday, June 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant. I felt like I was there. My heart missed a beat on many an occasion whilst reading. The culture of the Ibo sometimesso cruel but it pales in significance as compared to the conniving way the Christians came and took over and completely destroyed their clans.”Julie Booker wrote this review Wednesday, June 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“depressing, a classic, but depressing”LetYourLightShine17 wrote this review Thursday, May 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This will be a quickie review because, honestly, I feel kind of indifferent about Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
I’ve heard great things, but it just left me thinking the book was kind of moderate.
Basically, it tells the story of a Nigerian family who encounters struggles such as tribal regulations and the onslaught of Christian missionaries.
Things Fall Apart is considered almost a classic, so don’t let my review deter you necessarily.
Thanks for reading,
Rebecca @ Love at First Book”
“A decent read, the begining a little slow, but towards the end of the book is when it gets exiciting”Joey S wrote this review Friday, May 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No