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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe 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 betwThings 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.
Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart 1958 , which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s his later novels include No Longer at Ease 1960 , Arrow of God 1964 , A Man of the People 1966 , and Anthills of the Savannah 1987 Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a language of colonizers , in African literature In 1975, his lecture An Image of Africa Racism in Conrad s Heart of Darkness became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as a bloody racist.When the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria in 1967, Achebe became a devoted supporter of Biafran independence and served as ambassador for the people of the new nation The war ravaged the populace, and as starvation and violence took its toll, he appealed to the people of Europe and the Americas for aid When the Nigerian government retook the region in 1970, he involved himself in political parties but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed He lived in the United States for several years in the 1970s, and returned to the U.S in 1990 after a car accident left him partially disabled.Achebe s novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era His style relied heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory He also published a number of short stories, children s books, and essay collections He became the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.Achebe died at age 82 following a brief illness.
Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe
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