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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Chinua Achebe
“Then listen to me,' he said and cleared his throat. 'It's true that a child belongs to its father. But when a father beats his child, it seeks sympathy in its mother's hut. A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. But when there is sorrow and bitterness he finds refuge in his motherland. Your mother is there to protect you. She is buried there. And that is why we say that mother is supreme. Is it right that you, Okonkwo, should bring your mother a heavy face and refuse to be comforted? Be careful or you may displease the dead. Your duty is to comfort your wives and children and take them back to your fatherland after seven years. But if you allow sorrow to weigh you down and kill you, they will all die in exile.”
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Reading Progress

April 19, 2013 – Started Reading
April 19, 2013 – Shelved
April 19, 2013 –
page 3
1.44% "Picked this up originally for Mom, but we're at the nail salon and I'm bored under the dryer, so why not flip through this."
April 19, 2013 –
page 26
June 2, 2013 –
page 75
35.89% "Okay, back to this! The heaviest of sighs. Okonkwo could be so much greater if he showed a little more compassion, even if it was only behind close doors. All the "inward" feelings, yet acting like a beast. For what?"
June 3, 2013 –
page 140
66.99% "I wonder what years, according to CE, this story falls under. Especially since the slavery trade has already destroyed one tribe. Many of the slaves brought to Barbados were of Nigerian tribes, and many of these words look familiar."
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013
June 3, 2013 – Finished Reading

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