Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe

  • Release Date: 1992-12-15
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 13 Ratings

Description

Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

Reviews

  • A Profound Story

    5
    By Mike Pekar
    What an amazing novel. All should read it and get an understanding of how forcing change on an otherwise peaceful community disrupts and eventually destroys a way of life that for century's flourished. All in the name of God.