Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe

Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe One of a series of booklets accompanying BBC English by radio programmes

  • Title: Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe
  • Author: GeraldMoore
  • ISBN: 9780435280918
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of a series of booklets accompanying BBC English by radio programmes.

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    1. This is easily the most famous novel in African history, written by an African, a fabled work. Considering the eminence of this book, there is really nothing to say, though I might state a few things that impressed me after another reading. The most outstanding aspect for me is how the author re-creates an old, pre-colonial west African society detailing the richness of language, customs, hierarchy, general way of life. Okonkwo, the main character is well rounded, and we can appreciate his stren [...]

    2. It has been at least 20 years since I first read “Things Fall Apart” and discovered it's author, Chinua Archebe. The book must have resonated with others because today it is the most translated African work of all time. It has been translated into 50 languages and has sold over 8 million copies.In “Things Fall Apart” the main character was Okonkwo from a village in Nigeria. He was a warrior, father, and husband. A single minded hard man. In the beginning of the book the Africans appeare [...]

    3. I read this book for my English class, and I just don't think it was that effective. It had no meaning to me. The author kept introducing all these rituals, which I would remember and catalog, sure they were going to be important later on, but they weren't. It was just useless information. Neat and all, but not very effective for a book. The end of the book left me feeling well, there was no feeling. It was just me, wondering why I had spent an hour reading such a pointless book.

    4. This is not a fun book. This is not a happy book. This is a good book.It will hurt your heart. It will make you think. I sincerely hope parents will read it and think about how they want to raise their children. It's a quick read, which is a definite plus. But if you want a book which will make you smile, this may not be it.

    5. book group in Oct classic model for African fiction, written in '50s, depicts everyday life in Ibu tribe, the details of mores, protocol, ends with heartbreaking disintegration/killings by missionaries and whites

    6. This is a very highly recommended read if you are simply looking for a well written book on an African culturenkingonbooks/201

    7. Audiofile selectionSetting - AfricaThis is a dated piece, I kept listening because of it's significance in African storytelling.

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