Author: Chinua Achebe
Publication Date: 1958
One of the most popular books to come out of Africa as Chinua Achebe redefines African literature by producing work so impactful that the whole world had to take notice. Okonkwo is a man from the Igbo community and describes their culture, practices, customs and history but this community is threatened when British colonialism starts in the late nineteenth century. As tragedy befalls the people, Achebe uses powerful prose to invoke a sense of loss which can be felt in the hearts of the readers.