Things Fall Apart is a novel by Chinua Achebe that was first published in 1958. 

Summary

Read our full plot summary and analysis of Things Fall Apart, chapter by chapter break-downs, and more.

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in Things Fall Apart and in-depth analyses of Okonkwo, Nwoye, Ezinma, Mr. Brown, Ikemefuna, and Unoka.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Things Fall Apart from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Quotes

Find the quotes you need to support your Things Fall Apart essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Things Fall Apart with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.

Essays

Get ready to ace your Things Fall Apart paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, and more.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Things Fall Apart with background information, movie adaptations, and links to the best resources around the web.