Like his contemporaries, he attributed high values of courage and cunning to the titled male members of his society. Things fall Apart Introduction Things Fall Apart, ed by Chinua Achebe, is an African prose that narrates the transition from a pre-colonial era to the colonial era.
This death of Okonkwo is symbolic of both his resistance and failure. Things Fall Apart Things fall apart is one of the novels by of the most renowned African Chinua Achebe.
On one hand committing suicide is the only way to keep himself unaffected in the face of changes in his society. The novel tells the story of the coming of the white settlers to Africa, and the different reactions that the Africans had to the coming of the whites.
The novel addresses the crisis of African cultural collapse during the colonial rule.
It concerns the traditional Igbo life prior to the advent of the missionaries and colonial government and the reaction of the Igbo people to the new order imposed by the missionaries and the colonial government.