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 : Pema Chodron
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release :2005-01-11
Total pages :185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781590302262

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Author : Isidore Okpewho
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release :2003
Total pages :275
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780195147636

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

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 : Pema Chödrön
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release :2013-02-14
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780007370085

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.

Author : Harry Turtledove
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2013-12-03
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101626566

An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary. People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But supplies are running low. Natural resources are dwindling. And former police officer Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family—and for humanity....

Author : Ode Ogede
Publisher : A&C Black
Release :2007-03-16
Total pages :144
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781441172884

Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. Chinua Achebe's remarkable novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is probably the best known African novel and has become one of the world's most influential literary masterpieces. Since publication, a total of nearly 12 million copies have been sold, with translations into more than 50 languages. Despite its undoubted success, its apparent simplicity has tended to blind readers to the dazzling storytelling resources and the inventive language, plot, setting, and characterization which first draw them to the novel and keep them reading. This is the ideal guide to the text, setting Things Fall Apart in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception and examining its afterlife in literature, film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.

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.