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Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Anchor Canada June 5 2009 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 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. From the Hardcover edition. About the Author Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and is a graduate of University College, Ibadan. Cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the 1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century for defining a modern African literature that was truly African" and thereby making "a major contribution to world literature, he has published novels, short stories, essays, and childrens books. His volume of poetry Christmas in Biafra was the joint winner of the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Of his novels, Arrow of God won the New Statesman-Jock Campbell Award, and Anthills of the Savannah was a finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize. Chinua Achebe lives with his wife in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where they both teach at Bard College. They have four children.From the Trade Paperback edition. About Iceberg The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience, making it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy books. Features - Attractive interface provides a natural reading experience with full pagination. - Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation. - Vertical and horizontal page orientation. - Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically. - Search the text within a book. - Create margin notes with user notation. About Random House of Canada Random House of Canada Limited is the Canadian division of Random House, Inc. Our Canadian publishing program is home to such best-selling & award-winning Canadian & international authors as Christie Blatchford, Senator Romeo Dallaire, Camilla Gibb, John Irving, Vincent Lam, Lori Lansens, Yann Martel, Audrey Niffeneger, David Adams Richards & Alexander McCall Smith. Random House, Inc. is the world's largest publisher of general interest hardcover, paperback & audio adult & children's fiction & nonfiction books, & is the book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's foremost media companies. About Scrollmotion ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in New York City. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com. Support If you have any technical problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you post a review.
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