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Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart
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THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical... show more
THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world through the arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries. These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized, and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385667838 (0385667833)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
Series: The African Trilogy (#1)
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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3.0 Colonisation from the Colonised
Look, I am going to give this book a good rating, not because I actually enjoyed it or was drawn into it, but more because it gives us an insight into the colonial world from the eyes of the people being colonised. This book is set in Nigeria, and is written by a native Nigerian in English (which by...
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3.0 Things Fall Apart
2.75 starsSome parts were interesting but sometimes I had trouble staying focused.
A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
3.0 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Very short. First read of the year. You get into the story pretty fast. I liked that while reading I got to know about a very different culture and traditions I'm not familiar with nor used to them, so I must admit that I got pretty mad with th traditions and actions sometimes during the reading. ...
TheBrainintheJar
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4.0 China Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart is the most famous African novel. It’s easy to expect it to give an unfamiliar portrait of an African society. Hopefully, it will be one that hasn’t been ‘Westernized’, and will show us the unique aspects of that society. It should be in-depth, and perhaps by showing the richness o...
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liquidluck rated it
Also posted on my Goodreads account, March 6, 2015. While I was reading this book, I couldn't help but feel myself transferred back to my high school days... reading a book that I had little invested interest in but felt an obligation to finish. This book definitely has the feeling of the kind o...
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