Things Fall Apart Character List & Flashcards

Things Fall Apart Character List & Flashcards
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The head of the British government in Umuofia who is racist and has no respect for the tribe's values and belief system.
The District Commander
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The wise, old patriarch who welcomes Okonkwo and his family to Mbanto.
Uchendu
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During an annual holy ceremony he rips off the mask of Egwugwu.
Enoch
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The most important clan elders and leaders in the village of Umuofia who delivers a message from the oracle.
Ogbuefi Ezeudu
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In the village of Umuofia, she is a priestess who is dedicated to the oracle of the goddess Agbala.
Chielo
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After meeting with Mr. Brown, he discovers the similarities between the tribe's religion and Christianity.
Akunna
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A native African who converts to Christianity and leads the members of his church into Mbanto.
Mr. Kiaga
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The medicine man who helps Enzima's health issues.
Okagbue Uyanwa
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Things Fall Apart was written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is set in 1890 as a post-colonial fictional novel that depicts the confrontation between Nigeria's white colonial government and the traditions of the indigenous people. The novel is a clear depiction of life in an African culture.

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The medicine man who helps Enzima's health issues.
Okagbue Uyanwa
A native African who converts to Christianity and leads the members of his church into Mbanto.
Mr. Kiaga
After meeting with Mr. Brown, he discovers the similarities between the tribe's religion and Christianity.
Akunna
In the village of Umuofia, she is a priestess who is dedicated to the oracle of the goddess Agbala.
Chielo
The most important clan elders and leaders in the village of Umuofia who delivers a message from the oracle.
Ogbuefi Ezeudu
During an annual holy ceremony he rips off the mask of Egwugwu.
Enoch
The wise, old patriarch who welcomes Okonkwo and his family to Mbanto.
Uchendu
The head of the British government in Umuofia who is racist and has no respect for the tribe's values and belief system.
The District Commander
He is known for being weak and lazy. His son works very hard to separate himself from him.
Unoka
A powerful man within his tribe who is known as the voice of reason. He questions the tribe's traditional values and dislikes the violence.
Obierka
The village beauty of Umuofia who gave birth to nine children that died in infancy.
Ekwefi
A boy given to a neighboring village to prevent a war. He is very smart, resourceful and considered to be a perfect clansman.
Ikemefuna
A Christian missionary who is the first white male to travel to Umuofia. He is respectful of the tribe's value system and becomes friends with the clansmen.
Mr. Brown
The second white Christian missionary that comes to Umuofia. After he takes over the church, he provokes the members to reject the tribe's values and belief system.
Reverend James Smith
He is a leader in the community of Umuofia. He fears looking weak like his father, who he was very ashamed of as a young boy.
Okonkwo
A sensitive young man who is regularly beaten because his father believes he is weak and lazy. He is disowned by his father after he converts to Christianity.
Nwoye
Smart and brave, she is the favorite child of her father. She understands her father's character better than her siblings.
Enzima

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