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Things fall apart

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1958, this novel tells the story of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community who is banished for accidentally killing a clansman. The novel covers the seven years of his exile to his return, providing an inside view of the intrusion of white missionaries and colonial government into tribal Igbo society in the 1890s.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0385474547 9780385474542
OCLC Number: 30111784
Target Audience: Young Adult
Description: 209 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Chinua Achebe.
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First published in 1958, this novel tells the story of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community who is banished for accidentally killing a clansman. The novel covers the seven years of his exile to his return, providing an inside view of the intrusion of white missionaries and colonial government into tribal Igbo society in the 1890s.

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Achebe awakens you

by PoageCenter (WorldCat user published 2010-11-19) Excellent Permalink

We all know that imperialism had its consequences around the world, but what this story does is show the consequences close up. How one African tribal system functioned, how a leader came to be a leader, their belief system, and so much more is seen through the eyes of one leader. Then, the white...
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