Things Fall Apart
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Audio book performed by Peter Francis James 3.5*** (rounded up to 4****) In Achebe’s look at life in Nigeria before and after colonialism, Okonkwo is caught between the tribal traditions he has ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A tragedy of colonialism and the reactions to it which doom its central characters. This is THE story of Africa and how it has suffered at the hands of arrogance and ethnocentrism. On a personal level, it is also the story of how an obsession with masculine strength can weaken us. Read full review
Igbo Culture and History by Don Ohadike
Principal Characters in the Novel