Things Fall Apart

Author
Chinua Achebe 
Summary
<i>Things Fall Apart</i> is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, <i>Things Fall Apart </i>explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.<br /><br /> With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, <i>Things Fall Apart </i>provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.
Genre
Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price
$9.99
Average User Rating
4.0
User Rating Count
49
Release Date
1992-12-15


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