Why was Abame massacred in Things Fall Apart?
Abame was massacred in revenge for the killing of a white man on an iron horse.
Abame was foolish for killing a man who said nothing.
The men of Abame, being foretold that white men would bring doom to their village, foolishly killed a white man and his horse, tying the horse to a tree.
In response, three white men and a very large numbers of other men surrounded the market, then opened fire. Everybody at the market place was killed except the old and the sick who were at home and a handful of men and women whose chi were wide awake and brought to the market.
The story of the destruction of Abame in Things Fall Apart was the story told by Obierika to Okonkwo and Uchendu about the destruction of Abame. In summary, a white man on an iron horse came to Abame asking directions. The oracle of their village foretold that the white man would bring destruction. The villagers then killed the man, and tied the iron horse to a tree. Later more white men arrived and saw the…