Hear achebe speaking to us

By Charles Iornumbe

 

In his art of story telling, Chinua Achebe in  things fall apart  presents to the reader conflict between illusion and reality.

Unoka, Okonkwo’s father, represents reality while Okonkwo simply passes for those in the world of illusion. Achebe showcases Unoka as an unsuccessful man in Umuofia. The oracle even identifies his undoing as laziness.

Okonkwo, on the other…

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