The Resource Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe

Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe

Label
Things fall apart
Title
Things fall apart
Statement of responsibility
Chinua Achebe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • [This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
  • Things Fall Apart--the first volume of Chinua Achebe's masterpiece The African Trilogy--tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Igbo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace in his world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of that world when European missionaries arrive in his village. Things Fall Apart forms one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments we have to the modern African experience as seen from within. Achebe does not merely capture life in an African village before the arrival of colonialism, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our own
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
011930
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Achebe, Chinua
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A3
LC item number
T5 2010eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Men
  • Race relations
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1271829
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn690008769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307743855
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148508
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F3A2B87-48C9-4B5F-9E25-63CB9C017C89
System control number
(OCoLC)690008769
Label
Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1271829
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn690008769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307743855
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148508
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F3A2B87-48C9-4B5F-9E25-63CB9C017C89
System control number
(OCoLC)690008769

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