Score: 4
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Things Fall Apart


  • Author: Chinua Achebe
  • Release Date : 1992-12-15
  • Genre: Literary
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Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not ...

Things Fall Apart


  • Author: Autumn Jacob
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Africa
  • File Size: 7461590 Bytes


A window into Nigeria, this textbook will open you up to the history and literary aspects of the novel Things Fall Apart....

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
From 204 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393964


Things Fall Apart Book Description :

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 ...

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
From 193 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2018-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 024135708X


Things Fall Apart Book Description :

Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. 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. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. 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....

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
From 195 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-05-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1512366501


Things Fall Apart Book Description :

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It was first published in 1958 by William Heinemann Ltd in the UK; in 1962, it was also the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series. The title of the novel comes from a line in W. B. Yeats' poem "The Second Coming"...

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
From 231 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0435905252


Things Fall Apart Book Description :

This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature....

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604135817


Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart Book Description :

Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria....

The African Trilogy
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The African Trilogy


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307592705


The African Trilogy Book Description :

Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa....

Things Fall Apart  MAXNotes Literature Guides

Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides


  • Author : Sara O'Brien
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738672890


Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides Book Description :

REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, a...

Understanding Things Fall Apart
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Understanding Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Kalu Ogbaa
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313302944


Understanding Things Fall Apart Book Description :

A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart....

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Isidore Okpewho
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195147643


Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart Book Description :

Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones....

Blazing the Path

Blazing the Path


  • Author : Chima Anyadike
  • Publisher : Hebn Pubs
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789780811846


Blazing the Path Book Description :

Blazing the Path. Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart is a collection of new perspectives on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, a novel that was first published in 1958 and which has since become a classic of world literature. Aside from opening up the novel to new interpretive strategies of well established literary critics, and clarifying some past ones, this collection of essays repositions Things Fall Apart as a literary piece with interdisciplinary and multidimensional appeal. The volume fulfills the objective of using the novel to interrogate the colonial and pre-colonial African past with Nigeria's post-modern present, and projects the country into a future that looks to literature for a deeper understanding of where Nigeria is as a citizen of an...