Togetherness is Good

Togetherness is Good
A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to save them from starving. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so. Chinua Achebe


These words are self explanatory. They emphasize the importance of togetherness in the African culture. They come from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

Note: This interpretation is our opinion. We encourage you to agree, disagree, or provide an alternate interpretation.


  • Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. W. Ross MacDonald School Resource Services Library, 2018.
  • Illustration by @davidicart.