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 - evano - LibraryThing
What can I say that better readers and writers haven't already said? Powerful and tragic, the simplicity of story and language masks the complexity of the clash between cultures, between gods, between a character's pride and his helplessness in the face of history. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - avanders - LibraryThing
Wow. I can see why this book has attained "classic" status. In a mere 200 pages, Achebe presents us with an intimate look into a world with which most are wholly unfamiliar. The book does not have a ... Read full review
Igbo Culture and History by Don Ohadike
Principal Characters in the Novel