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Things fall apart : authoritative text, contexts and criticism

Author: Chinua Achebe; Abiola Irele
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Things Fall Apart is one of the most widely read African novels ever published. It is written by one of Nigeria s leading novelists, Chinua Achebe. Set in the Ibo village of Umuofia, Things Fall Apart recounts a stunning moment in African history - its colonization by Britain. The novel, first published in 1958, has by today sold over 8 million copies, been translated into at least forty-five languages, and earned
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Achebe, Chinua.
Things fall apart.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009
(OCoLC)755237590
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe; Abiola Irele
ISBN: 9780393932195 0393932192
OCLC Number: 181139863
Description: xxi, 597 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of Things fall apart --
Contexts and criticism --
China Achebe --
Interviews --
Essays and responses --
The Igbo-African background --
General essays on China Achebe --
Essays on Things fall apart --
Style and language --
China Achebe: a chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Chinua Achebe ; edited by Francis Abiola Irele.

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Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". This edition includes three interviews with Chinua Achebe as well as essays and responses on "Things Fall  Read more...

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