Chinua Achebe chose to write his novels in English to reveal a deep response of his people to colonisation and to make that response understood to people all over the world. Things Fall Apart was written in English to teach people worldwide of the struggles he faced and the people of Nigeria faced growing up. Many authors and critics have written about Achebe’s ‘ Things fall apart ’ adding their valued opinion on what he was trying to say and his decision to write in English. In the following essay I will be discussing why Achebe wrote the novel Things Fall apart in English and what messages he was trying to reveal, through the of critics and secondary sources. Achebe wrote in English to teach the reader the value of the Igbo culture. According to Brucker Achebe’s education in English and exposure to European societies has allowed him to capture not only the African perspective in the novel but also the European perspective on colonial expansion, religion, race, and culture (Brucker 1). Brucker states that Achebe’s decision to write Things Fall Apart in English was an important and significant choice (Brucker1). Achebe wanted this novel to respond to earlier colonial accounts of Africa; his choice of language was for that reason political (Brucker 3). Many African authors chose to write in native languages as a method of resistance to colonial culture; however Achebe wanted to achieve cultural renewal within and through English (Brucker 3). Nonetheless, he succeeds to capture the rhythm of the Igbo language and integrates Igbo vocabulary into the narrative (Brucker 3). Brucker also states that the stereotypes of African culture, especially the view that traditional African cultures are authoritarian, amoral, and u… … middle of paper … …t they had poetry and, above all, they had dignity.” However, Achebe does not idealize the precolonial past, as he knows that it cannot survive unchanged in a modern world (reference). Through the opinion of authors and writers through the use of secondary sources, Chinua Achebe ’s “things fall apart” has many different views and outlooks of why and how it was written. Chinua Achebe wrote “things fall apart” in English to inform and teach people worldwide the struggles he faced and the struggles most Nigerian people faced in Africa. Things Fall Apart is presented in English from the viewpoint of the Ibo culture. It deals with how individual characters as well as the society as a whole deals with change. Achebe creates a masterwork that presents the significance of balance. He says that when this balance is lost, chaos is inevitable and things essentially fall apart.