Marina Evert Evert từ Sattoke, Pakistan
Nadia told me about Things Fall Apart after she read it for class. At first, the book seems to just describe life in a Nigerian tribe through the life of Okonkwo, a respected member of the tribe. In the last 50 pages, though, missionaries make their first visit to the tribe and everything changes. What makes this story of colonialism interesting is its unusual tone of neutrality. The natives' pre-colonial life is not perfect, and the missionaries don't just bring death and disease. Despite the neutral tone, a feeling of sadness comes through as Okonkwo watches his old life disappear.