Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780141393964
Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0435905252
Release: 1996
Editor: Heinemann

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Novel chronicles the life of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community, from the events leading up to his banishment from the community for accidentally killing a clansman, through the seven years of his exile, to his return.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 024135708X
Release: 2018-06
Editor: Penguin Classics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
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Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781590302262
Release: 2005-01-11
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307373212
Release: 2009-06-05
Editor: Anchor Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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. THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within.

The African Trilogy

The African Trilogy
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 513
ISBN: 9780307592705
Release: 2010
Editor: Everyman's Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
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Author: David Whittaker,Mpalive-Hangson Msiska
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781134286478
Release: 2007-11-08
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe’s compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of critical writing on Things Fall Apart, by Abiola Irele, Abdul JanMohamed, Biodun Jeyifo, Florence Stratton and Ato Quayson, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Things Fall Apart and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe’s text.

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart  Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007370085
Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.

And Then Things Fall Apart

And Then Things Fall Apart
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Author: Arlaina Tibensky
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1442413247
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Keek’s life was totally perfect. Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever, her best friend heinously betrayed her, her parents are divorcing, and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically-barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind. With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can put them right.

Understanding Things Fall Apart

Understanding Things Fall Apart
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Author: Kalu Ogbaa
Pages: 231
ISBN: 0313302944
Release: 1999
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.

No Longer at Ease

No Longer at Ease
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141393995
Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption. Obi manages to resist the bribes that are offered to him, but when he falls in love with an unsuitable girl - to the disapproval of his parents - he sinks further into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape. Showing a man lost in cultural limbo, and a Nigeria entering a new age of disillusionment, No Longer at Ease concludes Achebe's remarkable trilogy charting three generations of an African community under the impact of colonialism, the first two volumes of which are Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307743855
Release: 2010-10-06
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.” —Barack Obama Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 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.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9781604135817
Release: 2009
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
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Author: Isidore Okpewho
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780195147636
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Ramaa Vasudevan
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9788132117681
Release: 2013-06-30
Editor: SAGE Publishing India

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The crash of 2008, when financial markets came to a standstill, has had profound effects that are still being felt globally. Five years after those dramatic events, countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Cyprus are still reeling from the aftereffects of the financial crash, while the USA and the UK continue to be in the grip of a long slump. The crash exposed criminal swindles and the more rampant risky practices that have become the norm with the major banks. It has also revealed the failure of policy to curb unbridled risk taking with other people’s money and the failure of policy-makers and economists to see the signs of the inevitable collapse. This book goes further to penetrate the fog of finance and explore the structure and balance of class forces that led to the crisis and its unfolding consequences. The author places the crisis in both historical and global perspectives through comparisons with the Great Depression and the focus on elaborating the role of the hegemony of the dollar over the international financial system. She argues that the crisis is as much a crisis of the neoliberal model of accumulation that finance launched as it is of the mechanisms by which dollar hegemony was preserved. This book provides an accessible point of entry to the literature on the crisis and its aftermath. It lays out a rich empirically grounded analysis of both the structural causes and the continuing repercussions of the crash of financial markets in 2008.

Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides

Things Fall Apart  MAXNotes Literature Guides
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Author: Sara O'Brien
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0738672890
Release: 2015-04-24
Editor: Research & Education Assoc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
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Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 597
ISBN: UOM:49015003277259
Release: 2009
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Chronology of Achebe's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included."--Pub. desc.

Yearbook

Yearbook
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Author: Association for Student Teaching
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015070537272
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown

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A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410336613
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart  by Chinua Achebe
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Author: M. Keith Booker
Pages: 322
ISBN: 1587657112
Release: 2011
Editor: Salem PressInc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Chinua Achebe, the well regarded Nigerian novelist, is perhaps best known for his novel Things Fall Apart, published in 1958. After a short introduction editor Booker (comparative literature and cultural studies, U. of Arkansas), presents a series of essays and excerpted chapters from other works critically examining Achebe's themes. Four essays were written especially for this volume. A complete bibliography of Achebe's works is included." --