Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart

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World Civilization II Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's first novel, tells the story of an Ibo village of the late 1800's. It also tells about one of its great men, Okonkwo, who has achieved much in his life. He is a champion wrestler, a husband to three wives, a title-holder among his people, and a member of the select egwugwu. In this novel Achebe has been able to illuminate two emotionally incompatible facets of modern …

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…compromise of Christian ideals to further the success of the missions. In my opinion this is where the true spirituality of African Christianity dissipated, that is the love for God was replaced by the love for the mission. This is crucial for an accurate understanding of African history because it allows us to take a glimpse into the general motive of the colonizing forces: to expand at all cost, even that of spirituality and identity.