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Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe ; with an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Achebe, Chinua, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780307373212
  • ISBN: 0307373215
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: 50th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: [Canada] : Doubleday Canada, 2009.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive viewed, September 27, 2013).
Subject: Igbo (African people) > Fiction.
Nigeria > Race relations > Fiction.
British > Nigeria > Fiction.
Men > Nigeria > Fiction.
Igbo (African people)
Race relations.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.

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