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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan.But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the trad...
Publish Date
May 31
First Published in 1958
Goodreads rating
Jan 01, 2019
A visit to another world, where people lived lives very different from ours, with very different values, but were happy. Their world didn't fall apart. It was crushed, thoughtlessly and thoroughly, by people who were so convinced of their own superiority that they didn't even notice what was being lost.      source
The first book I read by an African author. Achebe is unflinching in his portrayal of the challenges of change, the relationships of colonialism, and power/powerlessness.      source
Jul 03, 2018
@cblatts @poverty_action - Factfulness by @HansRosling - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Madam President by @helenecooper - Born a Crime by @Trevornoah All of these have excellent audio books, too.      source