Things Fall Apart (Paperback)

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    Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.
    Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.

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    ISBN 9780385474542
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1994-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Achebe, Chinua

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