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    Description"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.


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    Title
    Things Fall apart
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chinua Achebe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385474542
    ISBN 10: 0385474547
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Libri: NIGE7010
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR
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    Ingram Theme: CTHD/LANGAR
    Abridged Dewey: 823
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR9387.9.A3 T5 1994
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Anchor Books ed
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    18 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His firstnovel, "Things Falls Apart," became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.
    Review quote
    "Things Fall Apart may well be Africa's best loved novel. . . . For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction." --Kwame Anthony Appiah "Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent." --Nadine Gordimer, "The New York Times Book Review " "A vivid imagination illuminates every page. . . . This novel genuinely succeeds in penetrating tribal life from the inside." --"Times Literary Supplement" "As old as the novel is, Things Fall Apart by Professor Chinua Achebe, is one book that has captured the heart of most intellects and readers across the world. It is probably one of the books that will live forever going by the calibers of people in the world that testify to its originality. . . . Achebe's wise and subtle story-telling cuts to the heart of these tribal people with humanity, warmth and humour." --"Daily Independent" (Nigeria)
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    This is Chinua Achebe's classic novel, with more than two million copies sold since its first U.S. publication in 1969. Combining a richly African story with the author's keen awareness of the qualities common to all humanity, Achebe here shows that he is "gloriously gifted, with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent." -- Nadine Gordimer