Things Fall Apart

byChinua AchebeNarrated byPeter Francis James

January 15, 2007|
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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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.
Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his f...
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Title:Things Fall Apart
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:6 X 5.48 X 0.82 in
Shipping dimensions:6 X 5.48 X 0.82 in
Published:January 15, 2007
Publisher:Recorded Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781402573729

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