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Colonial and Post Colonial Perspectives of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe | Original Article

Bindu Karanwal*, in Journal of National Development | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Things Fall Apart by chinua Achebe is about gaining control of the nine villages of Umofia in Africa by white missionaries i.e. instruments of English Imperialism i.e. Colonial forces. Achebe in this novel narrates the story of Okonkwo, the most popular man of this region, how he resists these colonial forces but fails because of the disintegrity among his own people. Thus on the one hand the novel presents the conflict between the natives and the imperialist forces, on the other hand it also reflects the inner reality of igbo culture of Umofia, both its strengths and weaknesses.