Things Fall Apart (Hardback)
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241357088
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Praise for Chinua Achebe

"A magical writer--one of the greatest of the twentieth century." --Margaret Atwood

"African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe." --Toni Morrison

"Chinua Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent." --Nadine Gordimer

"Achebe's influence should go on and on . . . teaching and reminding that all humankind is one." --The Nation

"The father of African literature in the English language and undoubtedly one of the most important writers of the second half of the twentieth century." --Caryl Phillips, The Observer

"We are indebted to Achebe for reminding us that art has social and moral dimension--a truth often obscured." --Chicago Tribune

"He is one of the few writers of our time who has touched us with a code of values that will never be ironic." --Michael Ondaatje

"For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction." --Kwame Anthony Appiah

"[Achebe] is one of world literature's great humane voices." --Times Literary Supplement

"Achebe is one of the most distinguished artists to emerge from the West African cultural renaissance of the post-war world." --The Sunday Times (London)

"[Achebe is] a powerful voice for cultural decolonization." --The Village Voice

"Chinua Achebe has shown that a mind that observes clearly but feels deeply enough to afford laughter may be more wise than all the politicians and journalists." --Time

"The power and majesty of Chinua Achebe's work has, literally, opened the world to generations of readers. He is an ambassador of art, and a profound recorder of the human condition." --Michael Dorris

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“Things Fall Apart”

This significant work tells the tale of the respected and mighty Okonkwo, whose self-made and successful life begins to unravel when he lets his pride and anger better him. Seeing his misfortune enacted through a fog... More

Paperback edition
9th September 2010
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“A different view.”

This novel is a fascinating portrayal of a precolonial African community. It follows the fortunes of Okonkwo and his family as they struggle to deal with exile and the impact of Western culture on their way of life.... More

Paperback edition
21st April 2014
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“Disappointed...”

This starts off to be a good story, but unfortunately the character's names are African names and are very hard to remember, they don't sink in and after a few chapters once you've been introduced to... More

Paperback edition
27th January 2013
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