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Things Fall Apart Chapter 16 Notes


  • Nwoye denies Okonkwo being his father, showing that he is not getting along with his father at all now.
  • Okonkwo does not want to speak about Nwoye, demonstrating similar feelings.
  • White men were uncommon in the culture so every man and woman came out to see the white man.
  • The “white man” brought the ideas of Christianity, which we are now common with,
  • Ibo man did not commonly sing, but when the white men sang it had the power of plucking at silent and dusty cords in their hearts.
  • Okonkwo did not want to listen to the missionaries and was convinced that they were crazy.


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