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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.

Synopsis:

The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man

About the Author

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and is a graduate of University College, Ibadan.Cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the "1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century" for defining "a modern African literature that was truly African" and thereby making "a major contribution to world literature," Chinua Achebe has published novels short stories, essays, and children's books. His volume of poetry, Christmas in Biafra, written during the Biafran War, was the joint winner of the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Of his novels, Arrow of God won the New Statesman--Jock Campbell Award, and Anthills of the Savannah was a finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's masterpiece, has been published in fifty different languages and has sold millions of copies in the United States since its original publication in 1958-1959.Mr. Achebe lives with his wife in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where they teach at Bard College. They have four children and three grandchildren.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307743855
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Author:
Chinua Achebe
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Men -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Subject:
Igbo
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
British
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Africa
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Literature (General)
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1959
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
209

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