Study Guide

Things Fall Apart Characters

By Chinua Achebe

Okonkwo

Okonkwo is a self-made, well-respected member of the Umuofia clan. Though outwardly stern and...

Unoka

Unoka is Okonkwo’s father. Though he is a talented musician, he is lazy and irresponsible,...

Obierika

Obierika is Okonkwo’s best friend and also a respected man in Umuofia. He often offers...

Nwoye

Ikemefuna

Ikemefuna is a fifteen-year-old boy from a neighboring clan, Mbaino, who is given up to Umuofia...

Ekwefi

Ezinma