Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN-10 : 9780141393964
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Price : FREE
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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

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN-10 : 024135708X
  • Release : 2018-06
  • Genre:
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. 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. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. 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.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN-10 : 1512366501
  • Release : 2015-05-25
  • Genre:
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Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It was first published in 1958 by William Heinemann Ltd in the UK; in 1962, it was also the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series. The title of the novel comes from a line in W. B. Yeats' poem "The Second Coming"

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • ISBN-10 : 9781590302262
  • Release : 2005-01-11
  • Genre: Religion
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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.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN-10 : 0435905252
  • Release : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
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This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.

Supervolcano  Things Fall Apart

Supervolcano Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN-10 : 9781101626566
  • Release : 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
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An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary. People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But supplies are running low. Natural resources are dwindling. And former police officer Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family—and for humanity....

The African Trilogy

The African Trilogy

  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307592705
  • Release : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
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Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • ISBN-10 : 9780007183517
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: Religious life
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How to deal with painful emotions.

Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Achebe s Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Author : Ode Ogede
  • ISBN-10 : 9781441172884
  • Release : 2007-03-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. Chinua Achebe's remarkable novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is probably the best known African novel and has become one of the world's most influential literary masterpieces. Since publication, a total of nearly 12 million copies have been sold, with translations into more than 50 languages. Despite its undoubted success, its apparent simplicity has tended to blind readers to the dazzling storytelling resources and the inventive language, plot, setting, and characterization which first draw them to the novel and keep them reading. This is the ideal guide to the text, setting Things Fall Apart in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception and examining its afterlife in literature, film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Author : Fred Heiser
  • ISBN-10 : 9780595232796
  • Release : 2002-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
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The unthinkable happens when nuclear brinksmanship spirals off into to Armageddon. Billions die as governments disintegrate, great cities are annihilated and deeply laid plans to seize unlimited power swing into action. Tom McArthur: Once a carefree individualist, he was coaxed into a position of influence and leadership by unexpected opportunity and kept there by his sense of honor. He finds himself far from home and family, separated by hundreds of miles of impossible terrain, gangs of armed bandits and a hostile government. Lynn, his wife: Beautiful and intelligent, strong willed and voluptuous, she resents Tom's abandonment of her and their children for a distant political career. Now, with nothing but her courage, wits and willpower to work with, she must fight to keep herself and her children alive. Lance: Young, handsome and lonely, trained as the ultimate warrior, he drove himself into poverty and alcohol with the memory of an unspeakable evil he was party to. Will he find love and redemption or destroy those around him? Who will live? Who will die? What will emerge when things fall apart?