things fall apart

Book Title : Things Fall Apart
Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Heinemann
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 148
ISBN : 0435905252
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.

Book Title : Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
Author : Isidore Okpewho
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 275
ISBN : 9780195147636
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Book Title : Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
Author : Isidore Okpewho
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 275
ISBN : 9780195147643
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Book Title : Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 221
ISBN : 9781604135817
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.

Book Title : When Things Fall Apart
Author : Pema Chodron
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release Date : 2005-01-11
Pages : 185
ISBN : 9781590302262
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Book Title : Things Fall Apart
Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2010-10-06
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780307743855
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

Book Title : Tradition vs Change in Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
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Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2004-04-06
Pages : 10
ISBN : 9783638265959
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A (USA = 1), Southern Connecticut State University (English Department), course: The Contemporary African Novel, language: English, abstract: [...] Things Fall Apart is a story about personal beliefs and customs and also a story about conflict. There is struggle between family, culture, and religion of the Igbo people which is all brought on by a difference in personal beliefs and customs. Finally, we see how things fall apart when these beliefs and customs are confronted by those of the white missionaries. According to Ernest N. Emenyonu, Things Fall Apart is a classic study of crosscultural misunderstanding and the consequences to the rest of humanity, when a belligerent culture or civilization, out of sheer arrogance and ethnocentrism, takes it upon itself to invade another culture, another civilization (p.84). Chinua Achebe is a product of both, native African and European culture. Achebe’s education in English and exposure to European customs have allowed him to capture at the same time the European and the African perspectives on colonial expansion, religion, race, and culture. This has a great effect on the composition of the novel because he is able to tell the story with an understanding and personal experiences in both cultures. He does not portray the African culture and their beliefs as barbaric. He simply tells it as it is and how things happened. Chinua Achebe states that neither of the cultures were bad, but they simply had a difference in beliefs. In the first section of this paper I would like to outline some important aspects of the traditional Igbo culture as presented in Things Fall Apart. Achebe argues that the white man has destroyed Igbo culture out of ignorance of the people’s way of life and the white man’s inability to speak the people’s language. The second section deals with Christianity and the colonizers. I will compare the Igbo systems to a certain ext ent to the new system the white man brought to Nigeria. Later on, I will examine the effects of the colonizers’ arrival and their religion on the indigenous culture, giving special attention to Okonkwo, the main character of the novel.

Book Title : Understanding Things Fall Apart
Author : Kalu Ogbaa
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 231
ISBN : 0313302944
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.

Book Title : Things Fall Apart
Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date : 2011
Pages :
ISBN : 9781610428859
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The perfect companion to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Book Title : Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author : Sara Talis O'Brien
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
Release Date : 2015-04-24
Pages : 198
ISBN : 0738672890
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.