Things Fall Apart Chapter Summarys 1-13
The novel begins with the introduction of Okonkwo, a young man famed throughout for his
strength as well as other personal achievements. At the age of eighteen, he had brought honor to
his village by overthrowing Amalinze, the cat. Okonkwo was a tall man, with bushy eyebrows
and a wide nose. His father, Unoka had always been a failure and a debtor. He was more
interested in playing
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killing a member of
one's own tribe is a crime against the Goddess of the Earth and therefore he is banished from
his village for seven years. He and his family escape to the village of his mother called Mbanta.
After daybreak, the men, dressed in garbs of war, set fire to his house, not due to vindictiveness,
but to cleanse the land that Okonkwo had polluted. Obierika, his friend, mourns his friend's calamity.