Things Fall Apart


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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 ...

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Mark V

Mar 29, 2021

Interesting But Episodic

This classic of African literature has a plain, straightforward writing style and an episodic plot. How much you enjoy it will depend on what kind of reader you are:

Do you like Hemingway? Then the plain style will probably appeal to you, and this could be an interesting completement to Papa's African stories.
Do you like late Henry James? Are you someone who likes long, elaborate sentences with a focus on the interior life of characters? Then this may not be the book for you.


Jun 20, 2020

Things Falll Apart

This book is a brilliant read, and tells of life in African society before Europeans arrived to destroy life as Africans knew it!!!

michael m

Nov 1, 2014

good book great reading

Certainly recommend this book. It is insightful and well written

Colleen M

Sep 26, 2013

Great book! Great price!

The price couldn't be better (mine was 99 cents) for a book that was required reading for my LIT class. The book itself was engaging and interesting. I was thrilled that it was easy to read and kept my interest.

Frank F

Mar 29, 2011

Very pleased

Book received as advertised and I was very pleased.

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