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This story is about the life of Okonkwo, an up and comming leader of an Igbo village in Africa. He is willing to do anything to maintain his social status, no matter the suffering that it causes himself and those around him.
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Everything that Okonkwo holds dear becomes threatened after an accidental shooting. Okonkwo must flee with his family from his beloved village for seven years, losing the life that he worked so hard to gain.
He gets through his seven years of exile only to go back home and discover that everything has changed. White missionaries have come to convert Africa to their ways.
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The modern tragedy of Okonkwo, an Igbo farmer who has risen out of a disreputable family by his atheltic talents and hard work. His entire life is motivated by a fear of failure, failing like his poor father. Tragic events mount one upon another, culminating in the arrival of white men and the irreversible change of Okonkwo's world.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   African Blacks Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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