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Description: Amazon.com Review One of Chinua Achebe's many achievements in his acclaimed first novel, Things Fall Apart, is his relentlessly unsentimental rendering of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. First published in 1958, just two years before Nigeria declared independence from Great Britain, the book eschews the obvious temptation of depicting pre-colonial life as a kind of Eden. Instead, Achebe sketches a world in which violence, war, and suffering exist, but are balanced by a strong sense of tradition, ritual, and social coherence. His Ibo protagonist, Okonkwo, is a self-made man. The son of a charming ... (more)
Manufacturer: Penguin Books
Release date: 1 September 1994
ISBN-10 : 0385474547 | ISBN-13: 9780385474542
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mtthwib added this to a list 4 years, 1 month ago
Literary Works to Read (100 books items)
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Esquire's 80 Books Every Person Should Read (80 books items)

"I heard Chimamada Adichie speak about Things Fall Apart several years ago. She said that as a young girl in Nigeria, her books were filled with bouncing blond British girls and that she "didn't know people who looked like me could be in books" until she read Things Fall Apart. Whatever I say about this perfect, archetypical African novel will pale in comparison to that."


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" book: FIC Acheb Chinu"