PART488 THINGS FALL APART BY CHINUA ACHEBE


Sunday, 13th, November, 2011.

A slow day, our day off. I managed to sleep in too late and didn’t manage to call my parents on Skype.  I spent most of the day reading ‘’Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe’’ About Okonkawu a proud African warrior with a fiery temper. It tells the story of how he became great and then had to deal with the English slowly invading his village. The way the English are described is chilling. How they come slowly and with friendship and then they divide the clans and turn friends against each other until their village is stole from under their noses

‘’the white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart’’ (page166)

Divide and conquer is very effective.

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