Things Fall Apart: A Novel (Google eBook)
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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Elegant writing + laudable premise = loved it. - Goodreads
This book was confusing and hard to read. - Goodreads
An incredible read with a fantastic ending. - Goodreads
The plot was rather dry. - Goodreads
Amazing. True insight into colonialism in Africa. - Goodreads
Simple writing with great imagery. - Goodreads
Review: Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy #1)User Review - Clara Grismer - Goodreads
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Review: Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy #1)User Review - Andy Kim - Goodreads
One of the most influential books, I have ever read. It has a good theme that tells us that everything falls apart. Read full review
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