Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

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Publisher Description

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 only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1992
December 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Mike Pekar ,

A Profound Story

What an amazing novel. All should read it and get an understanding of how forcing change on an otherwise peaceful community disrupts and eventually destroys a way of life that for century's flourished. All in the name of God.

follow857 ,

A book worth reading

I can say without exaggeration that this book is a must read for those interested the early days of the colonization of Africa. A rich tapestry of words forming an unforgettable picture of how their culture rapidly changed. Well written , and an excellent narrative.

Billy bob jr 1111 ,

0 Stars — Not Complete

MISSING TEXT, DOES NOT MENTION BEING ABRIDGED
I should have read the other reviews

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