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Things Fall Apart

Author: Chinua Achebe

Nationality: Nigerian

Genre: novel

Major Characters

Okonkwo: great wrestler, quick tempered, hates laziness & weakness; strives to not be like his father; cannot accept change

Nwoye: Okonkwo's son, becomes a Christian

Ikemefuna: young boy taken as payment for Umuofian woman's murder; the Oracle orders his death; Okonkwo's foster son

Ekwefi: one of Okonkwo's wives, Ezinma's mother

Unoka: Okonkwo's father, lazy, in debt, dies in Evil Forest

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