Things Fall Apart
By (author) Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Book DescriptionWinner of International Man Booker Prize 2007.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780435121624
(194mm x 132mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 22-Nov-1971
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chinua Achebe
There Was a Country, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Groups (USA) Inc., 2012"--Title page verso.
Chike and the River, Hardback (August 2011)
When an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy leaves his small village to live with his uncle in the city, he is exposed to a range of new experiences and becomes fascinated with crossing the Niger River on a ferry boat.
Education of a British-protected Child, Paperback (January 2011)
Gives us a portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground', interrogating both the author's happy memories of reading English adventure stories in secondary school and also the harsher truths of colonial rule.
Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Chinua Achebe
Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes "The Trouble with Nigeria", the author's searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.
US Kirkus Review » Written with quiet dignity that builds to a climax of tragic force, this book about the dissolution of an African tribe, its traditions, and values, represents a welcome departure from the familiar "Me, white brother" genre. Written by a Nigerian African trained in missionary schools, this novel tells quietly the story of a brave man, Okonkwo, whose life has absolute validity in terms of his culture, and who exercises his prerogative as a warrior, father, and husband with unflinching single mindedness. But into the complex Nigerian village filters the teachings of strangers, teachings so alien to the tribe, that resistance is impossible. One must distinguish a force to be able to oppose it, and to most, the talk of Christian salvation is no more than the babbling of incoherent children. Still, with his guns and persistence, the white man, amoeba-like, gradually absorbs the native culture and in despair, Okonkwo, unable to withstand the corrosion of what he, alone, understands to be the life force of his people, hangs himself. In the formlessness of the dying culture, it is the missionary who takes note of the event, reminding himself to give Okonkwo's gesture a line or two in his work, The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger. This book sings with the terrible silence of dead civilizations in which once there was valor. (Kirkus Reviews)
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