Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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  • Title: Achebe's Things Fall Apart
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  • ISBN: 9780826490841
  • Page: 330
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  • Achebe's Things Fall Apart Ode Ogede Achebe s Things Fall Apart Reader s Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student giving an overview of the context criticism and influence of key works Each guide also offers students fresh critical
    Reader s Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form They provide up to date, authoritative but accessible guides to tReader s Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form They provide up to date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts.Chinua Achebe s remarkable novel Things Fall Apart 1958 is probably the best known African novel and has become one of the world s most influential literary masterpieces Since publication, a total of nearly 12 million copies have been sold, with translations into than 50 languages Despite its undoubted success, its apparent simplicity has tended to blind readers to the dazzling storytelling resources and the inventive language, plot, setting, and characterization which first draw them to the novel and keep them reading This is the ideal guide to the text, setting Things Fall Apart in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, presenting an up to date account of its critical reception and examining its afterlife in literature, film and popular culture It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.
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    1. I m currently on page 76 and this book is incredible I don t really like reading about tribes and historical reading but this book has definitely caught my attention since its from the perspective of Okonkwo I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who just want to read a book that contains somewhat tribal traditions and beliefs I rate this book an absolute 5.

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    2. THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe 1959 was a worldview altering novel I ve taught it with seniors for several years and it comes back as a favorite I was first assigned this novel in a unique class offered at the University of Washington in my sopho year Grad students from around the world, but especially Nigeria and other former colonies, and studying music, literature, art, and social science wanted to teach a class about African arts not African American, but arts from Africa It gave me inti [...]

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    3. Things Fall Apart take the reader through a series of highs and lows relating around Okonkwo, a wealthy and respected warrior of the Umuofia clan Okonkwo loves his loved ones through mistakes he makes and ultimately losses himself trying to fight for his clan Okonkwo s mishaps will later comprise part of the District Commissioners novel The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger Achebe s Things Fall Apart was an engaging novel that was well written and easy to comprehend the dic [...]

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    4. Language can be a bridge from one way of thinking to another person s culture, which is what this book provides It isn t about clever puns, riveting plot twists, or flowing descriptions, it s about a culture that you ve most likely never seen, told through the eyes of a man who is watching it crumble into dust The language is basic English, probably 6th grade or middle school level, but it provides a fascinating glimpse into an Africa that doesn t exist any It doesn t romanticize it either Peopl [...]

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    5. I find Achebe s subtle story engaging on two interrelated levels First, it provided this Western reader with a fascinating glimpse of world views which non westerners use to make sense of the world Secondly, Things Fall Apart , functions like as an anthropological parable It reminds the reader of the bittersweet truth that progress is a relative concept and that there is no escaping change.

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    6. This is a work of higher powers It leaves one s Western expectations about narrative and social values in tatters His objective voice is immovable, but you can t help but be left feeling ashamed of the white man s colonial legacy Achebe achieves simplicity and profound complexity in one short book I almost cried on the last page.

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    7. Wonderful book with in depth study of an African traditional culture, ending with the arrival of the white missionaries I have a much better understanding of the concepts of a traditional animist culture from reading this book At the same time I was interested in the stories and characters from a fictional perspective.

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    8. La historia de un hombre cuyas acciones hablaron por l, narrada en un lenguaje sencillo y de f cil y r pida lectura Desear a que el final hubiera sido diferente, pero la historia debe seguir su curso natural.

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    9. I love the history behind this book It is very interesting to learn of Africa and read a fictional story with some historical basis This book was a little hard for me to get into at the beginning, but worth it in the end

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    10. The last few chapters reminded me of Aranyak a lot As Tagore said rightfully, Civilization is a curse

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    11. Breath taking on the deep rooted culture in Africa

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    12. A magnificently incisive, well conceived executed parable also splendidly concise about the human condition in general, the clash between tradition and change in general, and the specifics in an African village Not a word too many, or a note out of place.

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    13. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a book about a successful man named Okonkwo living in an African tribe, who refuses to change as time passes on, and eventually, things fall apart for the man From a 3rd person point of view, Achebe wrote this book to teach people timeless life lessons, which can apply to anyones life Achebe also wrote Things Fall Apart to inform people about african culture of the early 1900 s Achebe did this by writing a story with a realistic plot, but at the same time te [...]

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    14. I will admit, I was originally skeptical about reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe I questioned what relevance a book written 50 years ago that takes place in a small Nigerian village in the midst of colonization But once I read the book I was pleasantly surprised by Achebe s use of dialogue and character because somehow I was able to make multiple connections between the fictional village of Umuofia and modern day Pelham The theme of Things Fall Apart is that change is not only inevitabl [...]

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    15. THINGS FALL APART BOOK REVIEW Nigerian Chinua Achebe is the Author of the novel Things fall apart It was first published in 1958 by William Heinemann This book was seen as a archetypal modern African novel, but in English It was one of the first to receive global critical acclaim Achebe was born as Albert Chinualumogu Achebe in Igbo village of Ogidi in November 1930.Chinua taught in Oba for a couple of months, but when an opportunity arose in 54 to work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service, he [...]

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    16. Chinua Chebe takes us through the life of Okwonko,a powerful, hardworking, highly respected warrior, who is said to have been born with a very good chi He loves fiercely but the only emotion he allows himself is anger, other emotions are a display of lack of testosteron and very inappropriate in his eyes As the story unfolds we get to find out if the olden gods are really smiling down at him we are taken through the ups and downs of his life as an elder and a family man, Chinua has a very funny [...]

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    17. Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe10 Words Traditional Man, cannot accept change, longs for good old days This story follows through the life of a man who works hard for himself, his family and his people Then one day an accident happens and everything he has worked for gets turned upside down He is forced to spend seven years in Exile his wife and children along with him The year ends with Missionaries starting to gain a foothold in both his tribe and the one his mother came from.The way it is w [...]

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    18. So, unless you re from Nigeria, you might not be able to relate to the Igbo culture that this book is about I bet your dad hasn t murdered your adopted brother, and I m guessing that your country hasn t just been colonized and your culture shattered But if you think you can t relate to this book, think again Though Okonkwo, our main character, is a respected leader in the Umuofia tribe of the Igbo people, he lives in fear of becoming his father a man known for his laziness and cowardice Througho [...]

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    19. Short, elegiac novel that touches upon many difficult subjects without the heavy hand of didacticism Reading the novel in 2015 presents several challenges The Africa that Achebe describes might as well be Mars to me It is somewhat difficult to find any sympathy for the ignorant, superstitious Igbo people, who are at various points in the novel shown to systematically condone the slaughter of babies and children, vicious familial abuse and an almost suicidally short sighted approach to their own [...]

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    20. after finishing this book it made me think about many events i know this book was published to show that Africans were not savages and deadly and un civilized before the European influence but i think you take from this book if you think about the world and how technology is changing during that time.Achebe showed that their people were not only civilized but had culture now their way of life was not perfect due to fact of lack of knowledge and education there was a white man riding a bicycle t [...]

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    21. The book was mediocre It was interesting in its insites into African culture, but passed that ot just seems to ramble on The constant feasts and celebrations seem to melt together, and they always include yams Some aspects of the culture were almost disturbing The men beating their wives and children Women are basically enslaved to their husbands, all they are good for are making children and cooking Okonkwo is no different, it one point he fires his gun at his wife luckily missing However, it w [...]

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    22. I am so amazed by how fascinated I was by this novel I was so intrigue to read about the customs and the traditions of the people living in that african village so long ago Some of the customs, I was not pleased with, especially when someone had twins they would throw the babies into the evil forest and leave it to died, because they thought twins were a curse or bad luck not sure how they got to that reason Other things I recognised from various things I did and hear as I child when I was in t [...]

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    23. First of all, I didn t really read the reader s guide I read the novel I enjoyed this book quite a bit Full disclosure I ve read and taught this book twice But like any great book, I relish these re readings The text is rich with suspense, inner conflict, questions of morality, and African culture It is a book that should be required reading for everyone.Okonkwo is a well respected member of his village he has three wives, a number of sons, and multiple titles His prosperity continues to grow un [...]

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    24. Wow This book had a lots of ups and downs I will say that I was intruiged throughout most of the book To start this review off I will talk about the negatives First off the book had a lot of words from the Ibo village in Nigeria making reading alittle frusturating having to go back and forth between the glossary Other than that the only othere negative side to this book was just that there were so many characters, some witha great description and others with a small description With all of these [...]

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    25. This was a strange book with a disappointing ending It tells the story of the yearly customs of an African tribe and how their society is broken down by the arrival of the Christian missionaries The day to day actions of the tribe are way too detailed and mundane it s as if the author is actually writing recipes for yams as a subtext in order to fill pages I also find that having characters whose names are spelt similarly loses the focus of the novel as the reader struggles to remember which cha [...]

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    26. Okonkwo is a well respected warrior in his village of Umofia His village is one of nine in Nigeria Throughout this novel Okonkwo is haunted by his father, Unoka s, actions At a town meeting one day Okonkwo agrees to house a young boy from a neighbouring village until he turns eighteen Once that time comes things really start to fall apart Okonkwo and his three wives and nine children are forced to do things they don t want to do Considering this book takes place during the 1890 s the Europeans s [...]

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    27. There is not much to be said about Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart before one reads it, except that it is outstanding as a work of art and one that will change the perspectives of many who read it The book can seem a bit slow at parts, but it is still engaging, and the book as a whole pulls off a trick that I ve rarely seen before Simply put, you should read this book if you haven t already.The story mainly follows a man named Okonkwo, who lives in a clan in an unspecified section of Africa Th [...]

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    28. A simple but rich book Apart from he actual plot, I learnt soo much about the Igbo culture and customs Little things I would never have known This books gives you a view into the early days of colonialism, how the missionaries came with a new religion unknown to the people of a strange land They problems they faced as they tried to force their religion on them and also their style of Government language barriers, lack of education by the british standards, disregard for culture and customs etc O [...]

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    29. After reading about Chinue Achebe s death last weekend I decided to read this as it s been sitting on my e reader for a while and I never got around to it.The story follows a man Okonkwo in an African tribe around the turn of the nineteenth century, his attempts to overcome the clan s perception of his father, the raising of his family, his exile, and the effect of colonisation on the tribe in the later part of the book.I ve never read any African fiction or really anything like this before, so [...]

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    30. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a surprisingly easy to read book that throws you into a strange and foreign society Achebe effectively explains some the key events that take place within the Ibo culture Sometimes the language is a little tricky to understand but it isn t too bad I think it tells an interesting message that most people didn t even know about At some points in the book, it gets a little boring, particularly in the beginning but quickly picks up pace and gets very interesting [...]

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