Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the... show more
Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 12th 1985
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
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, African Literature
Series: The African Trilogy (#1)
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...
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...
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...
2.75 starsSome parts were interesting but sometimes I had trouble staying focused.
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. ...