things fall apart

Things fall apart

Author: Chinua Achebe

Language: English

SummaryThings 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. – Source:

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things fall apart

Things fall apart, by Chinua Achebe

Things fall apart is a literary novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958.   Back at school we all studied the history of colonialism, we all remember something of the events and tales in our literature about the white man who discovered and conquered new countries and continents. Many of us certainly read “Heart of Darkness”, the symbol of this genre telling of ivory hunting in Equatorial … Continue reading Things fall apart, by Chinua Achebe