Things Fall Apart Questions and Answers
by Chinua Achebe

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the native Ibo and white cultures?

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In Things Fall Apart , the Igbo culture uses a division of labor (gender segregation), polygamy, communes, and a patriarchal hierarchy in order to sustain an agrarian economy.  Survival is the key for the Igbo.  Males must work extremely hard to harvest the difficult yam crops.  They must take many wives in the hopes of producing many strong offspring.  They must use wrestling matches and titles in order to preserve...

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