Set in pre-colonial Nigeria Things Fall Apart is the story of Okonkwo and his community. He sees himself as a […]
Posted on 10 August 2013 | By Fence
published in the US as Little Bee ISBN: 0340963409 Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead […]
Posted on 2 November 2009 | By Fence
Things started to fall apart at home when my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagére.
Kambili, the teenage narrator of the book, is a 15 year old girl. In many ways she lives a priveliged life in Nigeria. Her father owns factories; he is a “big man” in the community. A fact that is brought home to her when she visits her less well off aunt and cousins. But wealth doesn’t equal happiness. Kamibili and her brother Jaja live under the strict rules of their father and his fiercely religious beliefs.