Things Fall Apart
By (author) Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Book Description"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812458404
(201mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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.
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