Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Explain the spiritual world in "Things Fall Apart."

Explain the spiritual world in "Things Fall Apart."

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The novel first focuses on the native spiritual beliefs of the Igbo people. It is a religion based on a male creator god named Chukwu who taught the Igbo's how to survive on yams. The masculine god was balanced by the Earth goddess Ani, or Mother Nature. Because she functioned as a goddess of fertility and morality, she was closer to men that Chukwu. Often these gods...

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