Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart

Discussion questions from Book One (June 5, 2006)

1. Who’s better off: Nashvillians or Umuofians?

2. Are Western ideals and values still valid in this part of the world?

3. Is Okonkwe a better father than his father was?

Discussion questions from Books Two, Three, Four (June 12, 2006)

1. Was the arrival of Western civilization a good thing or a bad thing for Umuofia?

2. Why does Okonkwe hang himself?

3. Does Achebe thinks it is better for Africans to hang on to their traditional ways or to modernize their societies?


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