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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

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2013-04-25
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141393964

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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.

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Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release: 2018-06
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 024135708X

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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"

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Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-05-25
File: 106 Pages
ISBN-13: 1512366501

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release: 2005-01-11
File: 185 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781590302262

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Heinemann
Release: 1996
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 0435905252

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Release: 2010
File: 513 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307592705

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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....

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2013-12-03
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101626566

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How to deal with painful emotions.

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Genre: Religious life
Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2005
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780007183517

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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Isidore Okpewho
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2003
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195147636

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Critical essays on Chinua Achebe's novel, Things fall apart.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Solomon Ogbede Iyasẹre
Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated
Release: 1998
File: 155 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105020127994

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