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Things fall apart: A Novel

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With over eight million copies in print world wide, Achebe's work is a definitive novel in African literature. Filled with powerful language and finely drawn characters, Things Fall Apart also shimmers with the sounds and sights of village life. Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger. Things Fall Apart traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.
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ISBN:
9780449208106
9781461829508
9780679446231
9780307743855
9781490605432
9780385474542
9781402544620
9780821924129
9780435905255
9780201483512
9781402573729
9780679417149
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.2, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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Grouped Work ID d7e4437b-a3ab-46d6-4bb9-4a56de9189ed
Full title things fall apart
Author achebe chinua
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 14:49:23PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 14:50:24PM

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auth_author2 Appiah, Anthony., Bhaduri, Rajat K., James, Peter Francis.
author Achebe, Chinua.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Igbo (African people) -- Fiction, Men -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Race relations -- Fiction
title_display Things fall apart
title_full Things Fall Apart A Novel, Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua., Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe ; with an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Things fall apart Achebe, Chinua., Things fall apart [electronic resource] / Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart [sound recording] / by Chinua Achebe
title_short Things fall apart
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Igbo (African people), Literature, Men, Race relations