Things Fall Apart

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change ...

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

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Things Fall Apart
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Chinua Achebe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-25 - Publisher: Penguin UK

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Isidore Okpewho
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.
A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Language: en
Pages: 15
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research
When Things Fall Apart
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Pema Chodron
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and painful emotions leads to emotional growth and happiness.

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