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The Oracle of the Hills and Caves.
Chinua Achebe (Chee-noo-ah Ah-chay-bay)
Daughter of Ekwefi and Okonkwo.
A boy from another village who comes to live with Okonkwo’s family.
Mr. Kiaga (Kee-ah-gah)
The interpreter for the missionaries.
Okonkwo's oldest son.
Okonkwo's best friend.
Okonkwo's third wife.
The central character of Things Fall Apart.
Ibo community that is the setting for the book. The name means both "children of the forest" and "a land undisturbed by European influences."
From: Chua, John. Cliffs Notes on Achebe’s Things Fall Apart . Lincoln, NE: Cliffs Notes, 1996. Electronic reproduction. Boulder, CO: NetLibrary, 2000.
"There is no story that is not true . . . The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others." (p. 141)