Things fall apart: A Novel

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"A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world." --Barack Obama Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Things Fall Apart 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, Things Fall Apart 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. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart 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.

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9780449208106
9780385474542
9780679417149
9780679446231
9780307743855
9780435905255
9780201483512
9781402544620
9781461829508
9781490605432
9780821924129
9781402573729
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.2, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Igbo (African people) -- Fiction, Men -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Race relations -- Fiction
title_display Things fall apart
title_full Things Fall Apart A Novel, Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua., Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe ; with an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Things fall apart Achebe, Chinua., Things fall apart [electronic resource] / Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart [sound recording] / by Chinua Achebe
title_short Things fall apart
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Igbo (African people), Literature, Men, Race relations