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 - Razinha - LibraryThing
Sons were assigned this for book club and I chose to read it as well. Interesting native perspective on west African life at the turn of the last century, and a scathing reminder of the devastation ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benuathanasia - LibraryThing
An introspective look on Nigerian tribal life that I could never hope to witness (let alone experience) first-hand. The story is engaging and the characters charismatic, even if Achebe's style of writing felt a bit tangential and jumpy. Read full review
Igbo Culture and History by Don Ohadike
Principal Characters in the Novel