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Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe.

Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe.
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ISBN 9780307743855
Author Achebe, Chinua author.
Title Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe. electronic resource
Publisher/Date New York : Anchor Books, 1994.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource (209 pages)
Summary Note [This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover.
Things Fall Apart--the first volume of Chinua Achebe's masterpiece The African Trilogy--tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Igbo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace in his world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of that world when European missionaries arrive in his village. Things Fall Apart forms one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments we have to the modern African experience as seen from within. Achebe does not merely capture life in an African village before the arrival of colonialism, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our own.
Subject Igbo (African people) -- Fiction
British -- Nigeria -- Fiction
Men -- Nigeria -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
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