Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe,Mpalive Msiska
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0435913506
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Release: 2008
Editor: Heinemann International Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Things Fall Apart' tells the story of Okonkwo, an important man in the Igbo tribe in the days when white men were first on the scene. Okonkwo becomes exiled from his tribe, as a result of his pride and his fears, with tragic consequences.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0812458400
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Release: 1994-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recreates African tribal life before Christianity and shows how the coming of the white man led to the breaking up of the old ways.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0072435186
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Release: 2000-04-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man

Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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

The African Trilogy

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

Explanation 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.

Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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.

When Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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.

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of    Things Fall Apart
Author: Désiré Baloubi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783030507978
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Release: 2021
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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
Author: Pema Chödrön
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007370085
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Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Book Analysis

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9782808002264
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Release: 2018-05-31
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Things Fall Apart with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, which centres on the great warrior and champion wrestler Okonkwo as he deals with the challenges resulting from disagreements in his clan, the arrival of white missionaries in his village and the mounting tension between tradition and modernity. The engaging narrative provides a compelling, immersive portrait of Igbo life in Achebe’s native Nigeria and a thoughtful exploration of the impact of colonialism and of themes such as masculinity, honour, pride and disobedience. Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian writer who sought to use his novels, short stories, essays and poetry to examine the struggles facing his country and expand popular conceptions of Africa and its people. He is widely considered to be the founding father of modern African literature. Find out everything you need to know about Things Fall Apart in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

No Longer at Ease

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

Explanation 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.

A Short History of Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

A Short History of Chinua Achebe   s Things Fall Apart
Author: Terri Ochiagha
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780821446546
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Release: 2018-11-12
Editor: Ohio University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958) is heralded as the inaugural moment of modern African fiction, and the book remains the most widely read African novel of all time. Translated into dozens of languages, it has sold more than twelve million copies, and has become a canonical reading in schools the world over. While Things Fall Apart is neither the first African novel to be published in the West nor necessarily the most critically valued, its iconic status has surpassed even that of its author. Until now—in the sixtieth anniversary year of its publication—there has not been an updated history that moves beyond the book’s commonly discussed contexts and themes. In the accessible and concise A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Terri Ochiagha provides that history, asking new questions and bringing to wider attention unfamiliar but crucial elements of the Things Fall Apart story. These include new insights into questions of canonicity and into literary, historiographical, and precolonial aesthetic influences. She also assesses adaptations and appropriations not just in films but in theater, hip-hop, and popular literary genres such as Onitsha Market Literature.

And Then Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation 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.

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chodron
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9781590307939
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Release: 2010-03
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

Understanding Things Fall Apart

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501139246
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. “Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Pages: 65
ISBN: 1586634070
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Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reading and study guide for Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101046340
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Release: 2009-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.