Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

 
Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
 

To read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is to listen to the elders speak. Their voices, rising from the centuries-old depth of their wisdom, carry a solemn story of their country’s undoing. Reaching out to the generations to come, the ancestors forewarn of the danger they could not avert.

The white man did not come to conquer their land with firearms. He came with an idea. And sometimes it’s all it takes. Things start turning and turning—and then they fall apart.