All Subjects
      All Types




        Permitted Use

        Stream Only

        Part of Crash Course
        33 Favorites

        Things Fall Apart Part 1 | Crash Course Literature #208

        In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart (video one of two). You'll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who  worked his way up from life as a sharecropper to become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization and even something to say about decolonization.

        To find more videos from Crash Course, visit our collection page.


        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now