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.

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