Things Fall Apart Essay Questions

Instructor: Wendy A. Garland

Wendy has a Ph.D. in Adult Education and a Master's Degree in Business Management. She has 10 years experience working in higher education.

In this lesson, we will examine some essay topics for Chinua Achebe's famous book 'Things Fall Apart.' These topics will be organized by theme to help you organize concepts and ideas for your students.

Historical Background

Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe's classic post-colonial novel Things Fall Apart was first published in 1958, and met with worldwide praise. It portrays late 19th-century Nigeria and the struggle between the colonialists and the local traditions of the native societies.

Things Fall Apart is commonly regarded as the novel that opened the door for African literature's worldwide acceptance, and has been a staple in school curricula across continents. It has also been subject to much critique and analysis, so let's join that crowd and take a closer look at this classic work by considering a series of theme-based essay questions.

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