What are the symbols in Things Fall Apart?

Sticks are used a bargaining symbol to represent a bag of cowries.

Okonkwo is called the 'Roaring Flame' as he is hot-tempered and violent, but leaves only ash in his wake (his children).

The white men are like locusts in that they initially bring new joy and curiousness, but they end up being the harbingers of doom.
Sticks are used a bargaining symbol to represent a bag of cowries.

Okonkwo is called the 'Roaring Flame' as he is hot-tempered and violent, but leaves only ash in his wake (his children).

The white men are like locusts in that they initially bring new joy and curiousness, but they end up being the harbingers of doom.