One of my mom’s favourite quotes growing up was “Chinua Achebe things fall apart” (#InThatOrder, lol). She read the book in school, and I guess it stuck. It was lying around the house, and one day I decided to see what all the fuss was about. A great read! No wonder it stayed with her all those years. The description of the book off Google Books is as follows:
“Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. A classic in every sense, Chinua Achebe’s stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both Africa and world literature.”
If you ever get a chance, give it a read! It is short, but sweet.
T. M. G.
Source for Google Book Summary: https://books.google.ca/books?id=PkZfQgAACAAJ&dq=chinua+achebe+things+fall+apart&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjFyMSIl6fSAhVk0oMKHV2SDnwQ6AEIHzAB