Things Fall Apart Symbols & Objects

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“The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger”

“The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger” is the title that the District Commissioner plans to assign to his novel.

Evil Forest

The evil forest is where the people of Umuofia allowed the white missionaries to build their church, believing the land was cursed and the men would die there within days.

Seven Market Weeks

Seven market weeks is a significant time period for the people of Okonkwo’s tribe. It is this much time that passes between the time a baby is born and its naming ceremony. Before they are married, a bride is taken to her suitor’s home to spend seven market weeks with that family. Generally, seven market weeks is also the amount of time the people believed the gods would put up with a man purposefully defying them before...

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