Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Heinemann
Release :1996
Total pages :148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0435905252

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.

Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release :2018-06
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 024135708X

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.

Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher :
Release :1958
Total pages :185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : LCCN:59000564

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release :2015-09-15
Total pages :15
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781410336613

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Release :2010
Total pages :513
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307592705

Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.

Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release :2015-05-25
Total pages :106
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1512366501

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It was first published in 1958 by William Heinemann Ltd in the UK; in 1962, it was also the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series. The title of the novel comes from a line in W. B. Yeats' poem "The Second Coming"

Author : Isidore Okpewho
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release :2003
Total pages :275
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780195147643

Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release :2009
Total pages :221
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781604135817

Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.

Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release :2009-06-05
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307373212

THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world through the arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries. These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized, and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within. From the Hardcover edition.

Author : Joseph Mbele
Publisher :
Release :2005
Total pages :35
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780557181292