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 - eldang - LibraryThing
Wow. For the first half of this book I thought it a bit artless and frustrating, but it turns into a very much cleverer and more subtle work than I had been expecting. Ultimately the book is utterly ... Read full review
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The story of a determined man impelled not to repeat the debt accumulation of his father in Nigerian village coming increasingly under the sway of Christianity and western imperialism. The majority of ... Read full review
Igbo Culture and History by Don Ohadike
Principal Characters in the Novel