What's a Small City Mayor to Do when Things Fall Apart? Normative Limits in Modern Urban Theory.

What's a Small City Mayor to Do when Things Fall Apart? Normative Limits in Modern Urban Theory.


  • Author: Public Administration Quarterly
  • Release Date : 2007-09-22
  • Genre: Law
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ABSTRACT Urban theories are built upon an understanding garnered from studying larger cities and major metropolitan areas. In this article, we examine use a case study that focuses on the political and managerial challenges faced by a smaller metropolitan area under conditions of rapid growth and demographic change. The case provides a foil for the normative components of urban theory and we offer a contrast between prescription and the insights provided by the case....

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
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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
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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
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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....

When Things Fall Apart
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

When Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-01-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590302262


When Things Fall Apart Book Description :

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover....

The African Trilogy
Score: 4
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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....

When Things Fall Apart  Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times


  • Author : Pema Chödrön
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007370085


When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times Book Description :

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances....

Understanding Things Fall Apart
Score: 2
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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 on Demand
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195147636


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....

Supervolcano  Things Fall Apart

Supervolcano Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101626566


Supervolcano Things Fall Apart Book Description :

An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary. People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But supplies are running low. Natural resources are dwindling. And former police officer Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family—and for humanity.......