Why is the book things fall apart called things fall apart?
Things Fall Apart is called Things Fall Apart because that is exactly what happens. The Igbo's way of life, and the way Okonkwo's life was just fell apart mainly because of Colonization.
Things Fall Apart is a book that centers around a tribesman named Okonkwo, in a Nigerian village called Umuofia. Okonkwo struggles to become a great tribesman, attempting to escape his lazy father's shadow. He then struggles to deal with exile after accidentally killing a man. Later the book discusses his and the villages' struggle with the European influence.