Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
A Novel
Chinua Achebe

Things 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.

Title Things Fall Apart
Subtitle A Novel
Author Chinua Achebe
Publisher Anchor Books
Title First Published 01 September 1994
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0385474547
ISBN-13 9780385474542
Publication Date 01 September 1994
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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