Okonkwo, pronounced as Oh-kawn-kwoh, is the character around whom the proceedings in Things Fall Apart occur. Okonkwo is privileged to be a young leader of the African Igbo community that is known as Umuofia (Oo-moo-oh-fee-ah). Okonkwo is a fearless warrior who has succeeded in many battles. Besides, Okonkwo is also a successful farmer. Having been born of lazy and fruitless father, Okonkwo is highly determined to make sure that he overcomes this undesirable legacy left by his father.