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by Chinua Achebe
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Sjbrown
Sjbrown rated it 8 months ago
After reading the book Things Fall Apart I thought that it was educational and was a worth while read. I like how the book explained the background of African culture and rituals that takes place in the book. Particularly, I liked how the kola nut was talked about. I learned that guests in one's hou...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 1 year ago
Apparently, this is the most influential modern African novel and basically the 101 for African literature, but despite that, I have never heard of it before (and I have only heard about it now since I am currently attending a lecture on African literature). Chinua Achebe writes about the beginnin...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
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 years ago
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
TheBrainintheJar rated it 3 years ago
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...
liquidluck
liquidluck rated it 4 years ago
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...
riley
riley rated it 4 years ago
I love the slow burn of this. Putting aside its importance - isn't it one of the first major novels by an actual African, if not the first? - I love how this unfolds: you have no idea the real crisis until well into the book. This is just begging for a movie adaptation. But anyway. I apologize for a...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 5 years ago
I read this with my students, a group of high school freshmen, and we all enjoyed it, even the students who aren't avid readers. I think what enhanced the experience for us was all the prep work we did; we learned about Colonialism, Nigerian history, and Ibo culture (including a side trek around Ola...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 5 years ago
“The drums were still beating, persistent and unchanging. Their sound was no longer a separate thing from the living village. It was like the pulsation of its heart. It throbbed in the air, in the sunshine, and even in the trees, and filled the village with excitement.” - Chinua Achebe, Things Fall ...
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