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Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

· 4 November 2007 |  by Maarten
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Chinua Achebe


Deze uitgave:
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
181 pagina’s, gebonden
isbn: 9781857151350

Oorspronkelijke uitgave:
William Heinemann Ltd., 1958

Chinua Achebe’s first and most famous novel was originally published in 1958. One of the greatest novels to come out of Africa, it is the story of a ‘strong’ man whose life is dominated by fear and anger, a powerful and moving narrative that critics have compared with classic Greek tragedy. Written with remarkable economy and subtle irony, it is uniquely and richly African, while at the same time revealing the author’s keen awareness of universal human qualities. Things Fall Apart also works on another level, as a social document, recounting with extraordinary immediacy the impact of colonialism and Christianity on the life of an African tribe — the Ibo — in turn-of-the-century Nigeria.

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