Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

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Things Fall Apart is a book by the acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of the conflict between the colonial British government and a Nigerian ethnic group, the Ibo people. It is the first book in the African trilogy.

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  • Peter Robinson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The influence of the colonial British Empire is certainly seen in this story, but it actually takes place in colonized Africa, so, if you're looking for a book with some kind of Victorian setting, perhaps this might not be your first choice. It's also not very sympathetic towards the British empire, which is to be expected. Overall, I think it is a worthwhile work, but it should be considered a work about Africa, not about England."
  • Philip Phillips
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "cultural clash is one of the best way to describe this literary works, there is the ideal of freedom and the act of establishing colonial territory, told through the eyes of indigenous people. "
  • Mildred Boyd
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book and I can't recommend it enough. This whole trilogy really takes the conflict between the Nigerians and the colonial British and really exposes it in a way that makes it feel really relateable, like you really feel for the characters and what they're going through. It's a great series and I can't recommend it enough."
    Emily Harris
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a wonderful story of failures and achievements. I was pulled in and could not put it down. The writer did a wonderful job engaging it's reader. Love the story and picture that is painted. "
    Wayne Santos
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This African book tells many stories, and gives lots of information. It explains conflict in the area, and how they deal with it."
  • Cathy Jiang
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is a fantastic read that honors the author's ancestors. It is a very involving book and the reader will feel like they are a part of the day to day activities. It is a well-paced, good read."
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  • Shreyas Nair
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This has been rated a number one best seller on Amazon. It is probably not a book I would read, but it has great ratings and people that love this genre love this story."
  • Virginia Wallace
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I first read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in high school when I was too young to appreciate it. This book is a classical African novel about the conflict between the European colonization and one of the Nigerian ethnic groups, the Ibo people. The main character, Okonkwo, conducts his life trying to distance himself from his father who he is ever in conflict with. In the process, he sows the seeds of his own destruction. I feel this book is best understood by people who have some life experience because it is easier to pick up on the remarkable depth and nuances of this tragic but powerful story."
  • Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "African American male lead but this story feels like one I've read a million times before. The setting being in Nigeria. The same struggle you hear about in a lot of other books in a similar place. Okay book but a pass for me."
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  • Samantha Sullivan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "What a fantastic book. I like to read about Africa."
  • Janice Burke
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Good solution. Gives price, info on book. "
  • George Carr
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've always been a big fan of African culture and most things to do with the African safari. This book does a good job of describing some of the more political aspects of Africa and some of the problems they encounter over there. It's easy to forget how bad some other parts of the world have it when you live in America but books like this are nice reminders."
  • Tejas Pillai
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I read Things Fall Apart in my 12th grade AP English class. This book was extremely interesting and informative, providing me with a lot of information i had no previous knowledge of. I'm glad my teacher chose this book about African history."
  • Marie Davis
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "First published in 1958, this classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe has sold more than 20 million copies and has been translated into fifty-seven languages. This is absolutely a one of the best books in the 1950's."
  • Paul Kelly
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Part one of the series "The african trilogy" lays out what became the history of what has become our current world. I found myself learning about stuff I wasn't aware of from the view of a black person. There is always two sides to every story and this book helps inform you of the other side of the story you may have never heard. "
  • Rigoberto Padilla
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Great book. read this on a long car ride and it's one great african novel."
  • Zhao Huang
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Things Fall Apart is one of the most important African novels ever written. It feels incredibly realistic and gives a unique perspective on colonialization and African national identity. All that being said, I don’t think I would consider it appropriate for social studies or for “youngsters” generally. The book is fictional rather than historical, and the material is just too heavy and complex for younger readers."
  • Scott Williams
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Mind you, the book is pretty solid and something I'd recommend highly if the topic or plot intrigues you. However, as a book about atheism? Not at all. That's not exactly what it's here for."
  • Bruce Yang
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The subject is interesting. The writing is, too. I am not familiar with either the story or the author. "
  • Richard Bates
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The solution solves the problem of a person who wants to read the book. It takes them directly to the area where they can purchase several versions of the book. At the Amazon area you can also read a good bit more or the book to decide if you really want to purchase it or not."
  • Joyce Vargas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a book about a young hero who is very strong. He is from Africa. It really gives you a lesson of foreign culture and you can learn a lot. It was a great read and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I am in the process of reading it a second time. If you are curious about the African culture, then this book is for you. You will really learn about the culture from it. "
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