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Things fall apart. #1 / Chinua Achebe ; with an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Achebe, Chinua. (Author).
Series: African ; 1

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679446231
  • ISBN: 0679446230
  • Physical Description: xxi, 181 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf : 1992.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. xviii-xix).
Summary, etc.:
[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover.
Author Notes

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.

Subject: Igbo (African people) > Fiction.
British > Nigeria > Fiction.
Men > Nigeria > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Nigeria > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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