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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apartby Chinua AchebeFirst published in 1958Paperback, 224 Pages Lliterary awards Margaret Wong Memorial Prize From GoodReads.com, 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…

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