In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. You’ll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who has worked his way up from life as a sharecropped and become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall, and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive, and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization, and even something to say about decolonization.
The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most important discussion you can ever have.
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Macklemore becomes a dermatologist
Macklemore is sleepy
Macklemore sleeps around
Macklemore isn’t very interesting
He helps around the house
Macklemore becomes a soccer player
Macklemore becomes violent
My FAFSA paid off my tuition for the next 2 years. I’m registered into classes that’ll get me a Social and Behavioral Sciences degree in order to transfer to UCSD as soon as possible. I have a girlfriend who loves me and supports all of my endeavours. I’m getting ready to graduate high school. I have an entire summer to kick back and not worry about summer homework or jobs.
This is a really high point in my life right now and I feel really blessed. I’m enjoying every second of it.