Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141186887 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Chinua Achebe / Edition: Re-issue / Paperback / 176 Pages / Book is published 2010-01-28 by ... more
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by - written on 29/07/10, updated on 27/10/11 (Very useful, 62 readings)
"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe ISBN 0141023384 Published by Penguin books ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi, Nigeria and was the son of a teacher in a missionary school. His parents educated him many of the values of their traditional Igbo culture but they were also devout evangelical Protestants. Chinua Achebe was christened Albert after Prince Albert but changed his name, husband of Queen Victoria. Whilst a university studying English, Achebe rejected his British name and took his indigenous name Chinua. In 1953 he graduated with a BA and then he travelled around Africa and to America. He worked for a short ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/05/10 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Things Fall Apart - The Plot Things Fall Apart tells the story of the mighty Okonkwo; a man who defied adversity to establish himself within the Obi tribe and to overcome the failings of his father. He becomes a well respected member of his community through his notoriety as a fighter and with his wives and children continues to thrive and take on the problems that arise. Then the white man comes and Okonkwo's life begins to change; this novel tells of the trials and tribulations Okonkwo faces which lead to being exiled from his tribe and returning to a wholly different lifestyle that disagrees with everything he has managed to achieve for ... Read the complete review
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