A dramatic radio program called Okonkwo was made of the novel in April 1961 by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. It featured Wole Soyinka in a supporting role.
The book was made into a film in 1970 starring Princess Elizabeth of Toro by Hollywood lawyer Edward Mosk and his wife Fern who wrote the screen play.
In 1987, the book was made into a very successful miniseries directed by David Orere and broadcast on Nigerian television by the Nigerian Television Authority. It starred several established film actors, including Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh and Sam loco.
A composition of 14 songs and 13 narratives of original text for Low Voice, Flute/Picolo, Percussion, and Piano, “Things Fall Apart” was written in 2011 by Roger C. Vogel. It was commissioned by and is dedicated to Odekhiren Amaize, the Nigerian-born singer, who premiered the work at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA on Sept.6, 2012, with Todd Mueller (per); Martha Thomas (pn); Angela Jones-Reus (fl). It was published in a CD (58:32) by Albany Records (Troy 1409) in 2013.