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Title:Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
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Publisher:Anchor Books
ISBN:0385474547
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Number of Pages:209
Category:Fiction, Classics, Africa, Historical fiction, School, Literature

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping intertwining stories both of which center around Okonkwo a strong man of an Ibo village in Nigeria The first of these stories traces Okonkwo s fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society .

The second story which is as modern as the first is ancient and which elevates the book to a tragic plane concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo s world through the arrival of aggressive proselytizing European missionaries These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature human history and the mysterious compulsions of the soul THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within

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Arrow of God (The African Trilogy #3), Home and Exile, There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, Anthills of the Savannah, Chike and the River, A Man of the People, The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays, Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1), Girls at War and Other Stories, No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy, #2)
i From the legendary author of i Things Fall Apart i comes a longawaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil war i br br The defining experience of Chinua Achebe s life was the Nigerian civil war also known as the Biafran War of The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people Chinua Achebe s people many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders By then Chinua Achebe was already a world renowned novelist with a young family to protect He took the Biafran side in the conflict and served his government as a roving cultural ambassador from which vantage he absorbed the war s full horror Immediately after Achebe took refuge in an academic post in the United States and for more than forty years he has maintained a considered silence on the events of those terrible years addressing them only obliquely through his poetry Now decades in the making comes a towering reckoning with one of modern Africa s most fateful events from a writer whose words and courage have left an enduring stamp on world literature br br Achebe masterfully relates his experience both as he lived it and how he has come to understand it He begins his story with Nigeria s birth pangs and the story of his own upbringing as a man and as a writer so that we might come to understand the country s promise which turned to horror when the hot winds of hatred began to stir To read i There Was a Country i is to be powerfully reminded that artists have a particular obligation especially during a time of war All writers Achebe argues should be committed writers they should speak for their history their beliefs and their people br br Marrying history and memoir poetry and prose i There Was a Country i is a distillation of vivid firsthand observation and forty years of research and reflection Wise humane and authoritative it will stand as definitive and reinforce Achebe s place as one of the most vital literary and moral voices of our age, No description available, Chris Ikem and Beatrice are like minded friends working under the military regime of His Excellency the Sandhurst educated President of Kangan In the pressurized atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love and remain friends But in a world where each day brings a new betrayal hope is hard to cling on to i Anthills of the Savannah i Achebe s candid vision of contemporary African politics is a powerful fusion of angry voices It continues the journey that Achebe began with his earlier novels tracing the history of modern Africa through colonialism and beyond and is a work ultimately filled with hope, Set in the Igbo heartland of eastern Nigeria one of Africa s best known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect the personal struggle between father and son br br Ezeulu the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro But his authority is increasingly under threat from rivals within his tribe from functionaries of the colonial government and even from his own family members Yet he believes himself to be untouchable surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God Armed with this belief he is prepared to lead his people even if it is towards their own destruction But his people will not be dominated so easily br br Spare and powerful Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism