Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Re: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Achebe was able to show the African culture most especially the Igbo culture of Nigeria in a clear and sharp mirror. His use of proverbs shows the richness of the culture in intellectual fight, the homeliness and security procured the feel of family in the culture. Achebe indeed looked through the glasses of wisdom and drew in types and shadows the independence of the country! This book has widened my horizon and made me look at things beyond the way they appear.

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It is now added to my list of books to read! Thanks!
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This book is clearly a very great book and i exposes the African culture exhibited mostly by the Igbo culture in Nigeria(as stated by Sonuga Mary). It one of the most intresting African culture book have read,great work by Chinua Achebe

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It has never crossed my mind to read this book but with some of the reviews I think I'll give myself time for the book

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Thank you for recommending it to me. I have never read this book, so I have to read it. The seemed to be new for me, even though I have heard him so long.
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Thank you for recommending it to me. I have never read this book, so I have to read it. The author seemed to be new for me, even though I have heard him so long.
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Having watched the TV series of Things Fall Apart as a child, I decided to read the book for myself 2 months ago and I must say, it is a classic. Very simple story telling, yet very deep. It tells the story of Africans from the point of view of Africans-something rarely seen-and tells it very well.
God rest your soul, Chinua Achebe!

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Post by Lubasi Mushaukwa »

How and what a wonderful book it is. Extremely eye opening and teaching a lesson.

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I read this book in my high school but I can't remember much about it. I would like to read it again and now that I know it has a sequel, I better read that too.

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I read this in high school and I don't remember many details from it, but I remember I really enjoyed it. It was one of my favorites that were required reading. I've decided to read it again now. I'd like to read some of Chinua Achebe's other work too.

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I really in love with the novel (things fall apart) it is interesting and I very happy that I read the novel

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I have. It's an awe insipiring take on Nigerian culture and the will to be. The main character has been the best if his kind during drought where his crops at times are dwindling. He basically had a traffic ending because of ego or pride. whatever else is testosterone induced. I'm so glad I read the book. It's up and down emotional rollercoaster ride is not one to pass on. Reading this will reach strong morals. Enjoy.

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Yeah as part of the course I'm reading in the university

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A classic display of how principals work against responsibilities. Falling from glory.Betraying personal principals in order to rise again to glory.Such is the way of life for some of us.Nevertheless such a story shows that the end justifies the means.

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rath010 wrote:
25 Oct 2014, 23:19
I'm really happy to have had the excuse to re-read this novel once again. Things Fall Apart is such a wonderful novel that tells of England colonization and the life effects it had on the people, cultures, and customs of Nigeria. I enjoyed this story when I initially read it in high school, but I loved revisiting it as a high school teacher.

I particularly love the time Chinua Achebe spends on developing the character of Okonkwo. This character has so much depth and experiences a transformation that makes for quite an anti-hero ending. I have always debated on focusing a project based on the character development of Okonwo - from this reading I will be doing so in the following year.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who has not read it and who enjoys culture clashes intertwined with tribal folklore. Even if you don't "enjoy" this type of book, it's still worth your while to read it!
I really appreciate your take on a great piece of work. It was pretty disheartening seeing a work of art being described as some African story, or a tribal thing.

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