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Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1)

Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) By {author, ☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe ☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1), Things Fall Apart African Trilogy Book A true classic of world literature A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria across Africa and around the world Barack ObamaAfrican literature is incomplete and unthinkable w

  • Publisher‏:‎ Penguin Books (October 6, 2010)
  • Publication date‏:‎ October 6, 2010
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 2508 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 215 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1), Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart African Trilogy Book A true classic of world literature A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria across Africa and around the world Barack ObamaAfrican literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe Toni MorrisonNominated as one of Americas best loved novels by PBSs The Great American Read Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1)

☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe ☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1), Things Fall Apart African Trilogy Book A true classic of world literature A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria across Africa and around the world Barack ObamaAfrican literature is incomplete and unthinkable w Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1)

  • ☆ Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) ↠ Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1)

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  1. For a while I have wanted to write a review for this book, but I chickened out so many times because no matter what I write I will never be satisfied This should show how important this book is to me as a Nigerian I can no longer avoid the daunting task of reviewing it, but I ll be brief It s part 1 of an epic tale by Chinua Achebe and it s fiction, but it s also historical Lots of books have been written about colonization in Nigeria but this is, by far, my favorite I ll always be grateful to A [...]


  2. One of the best books I ve ever read, in my top five of all time, and I m an English professor, so you know I ve done some reading I believe I read it in a matter of two or three hours the first time because I was desperate to know what was going to happen to Okonkwo and his kin with the invasion of European colonization Do not be put off by what you may have heard about the violence and or cruelty there are a few parts where the content is a little rough, but the unflinching lack of sentimental [...]


  3. This was a novel that I looked forward to reading, but it just didn t touch me, either intellectually or emotionally The writing is beautiful and the story unfolds like a fable, but not a very memorable fable The main character, Okonowo, a tribal chieftain, is not an admirable or particularly interesting person He is brutal, full of himself and not very complex His actions are predictable and never surprise you and you feel absolutely nothing when his inevitable downfall comes late in the novel [...]


  4. The first thing I ever read by Chinua Achebe was his harsh review of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness , which I enjoyed since I myself found Conrad s book boring, pretentious, and offensive That inspired me to check out Achebe s own novel Things Fall Apart , which critiques European imperialism in Africa from a Nigerian Igbo perspective And you have to admit, if you re going to read a critique of imperialist activity, the best perspective to investigate is that of the victims.Admittedly, the fi [...]


  5. Okonkwo is determined not to be like his drunken, feckless father Through hard work, he gains an honoured place in his Ibo village as a yam grower with three wives and several children As we follow what happens to him, we will learn about the ways and traditions of his people, and of how the coming of the white man changed them irrevocably.The thing is that Achebe s depiction of those ways and traditions are so appalling that I found myself completely on the side of the colonisers, not a place I [...]


  6. Achebe s debut novel, first published in the late 1950s, was one of the first major English language works by an African author, and is notable for depicting the life of a primitive community from the point of view of an insider.Taking place in a fictional Nigerian village, at some point during the Victorian era, it is the tale of Okonkwo, a proud, alpha male patriarch, who is brought down when his age old values and beliefs come up against Western attitudes, with the arrival of Christian missio [...]


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