Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel is a great work to teach at the high school and college level. THINGS FALL APART poses a few difficulties for students, however, especially in relation to understanding the authorial purpose and larger meaning behind protagonist Okonkwo's character flaws.
This study guide offers an explanation of this element of the novel and provides a handy supplemental resource for teaching the book.
- overview of the novel's context as a work of post-colonial literature - a brief reading check quiz (with key)
- a set of thematically-oriented discussion questions (with answers)
- a set of essay prompts.