Things Fall Apart
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Recognized as one of Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th century in an initiative organized by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, Things Fall Apart is a novel which portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces. By Chinua Achebe, winner of 2007 Man Booker International Prize, this edition of Things Fall Apart includes an introduction by Dr. Mpalive-Hangson Msiska, Senior Lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Author: Chinua Achebe