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Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

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General FictionHistorical FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $14.00

ISBN10: 0385474547
ISBN13: 9780385474542
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: Sep 1 1994
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.45
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.20 Depth: 7.90
Language: English

A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world. --Barack Obama

African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe. --Toni Morrison

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

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