YMMV / Things Fall Apart

  • Freud Was Right: There are several passages describing yam farming as a manly task, for men only. Take a look at a Nigerian yam and see where we're going with this.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Okonkwo is meant to come off as a tragic character, but many readers found his Jerkass behavior made him too unlikable to sympathize with, so this was lost to them.
    • Most likely intentional as the author is depicting both the good and bad aspects of Igbo culture as embodied in Okonkwo.