Things Fall Apart

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change ...

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393963

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten million copies in forty-five languages. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease. 'His courage and generosity are made manifest in the work' Toni Morrison 'The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down' Nelson Mandela 'A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit' John Updike With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Author: Isidore Okpewho

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195147642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604135816

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 221

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Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.

Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides

Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work.

Author: Sara O'Brien

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738672892

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

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REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410336611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Understanding Things Fall Apart

A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.

Author: Kalu Ogbaa

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.

Notes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Author: Joseph Mbele

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557181291

Category:

Page: 35

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When Things Fall Apart

Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and painful emotions leads to emotional growth and happiness.

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611803896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 357

Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and painful emotions leads to emotional growth and happiness.

Things Fall Apart

This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels. Reading Level: 4-8 Interest Level: 6-12

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435121624

Category: British

Page: 191

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This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels. Reading Level: 4-8 Interest Level: 6-12

Things Fall Apart

-- Includes Life and Background of the Author, Introduction to the Novel, A Brief Synopsis, List of Characters, Critical Commentaries, Glossaries, Character Analyses, and Critical Essays.

Author: John Chua

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780822012764

Category: Igbo (African people)

Page: 86

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-- Offers a traditional CliffNotes "TM" treatment of a literary novel, with updated and new content. -- Includes Life and Background of the Author, Introduction to the Novel, A Brief Synopsis, List of Characters, Critical Commentaries, Glossaries, Character Analyses, and Critical Essays. -- Enhanced by collaboration with Webster's New World "TM" College Dictionary, which provides authoritative glossary definitions. -- Provides a Character Map, a one-page spread that graphically illustrates the relationships between characters. -- Supplemented by CliffNotes "TM" Review, which reinforces learning with fun and practical activities, and CliffNotes "TM" Resource Center, which provides the reader with additional resources for further study. -- Contains reader-friendly icons for theme, literary device, style & language, and character insight. -- Includes a comprehensive Index.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

This guide to Chinua Achebe’s compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection ...

Author: David Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134286473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe’s compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of critical writing on Things Fall Apart, by Abiola Irele, Abdul JanMohamed, Biodun Jeyifo, Florence Stratton and Ato Quayson, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Things Fall Apart and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe’s text.

Things Fall Apart

The perfect companion to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes.

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610428854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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The perfect companion to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Things Fall Apart

Preventing spillover of the Iraqi conflict into neighboring states must be a top priority. In explaining how that can be accomplished, Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack draw on their own considerable expertise as well as relevant precedents.

Author: Daniel L. Byman

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815713800

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 538

"Iraq is rapidly descending into all-out civil war. Unfortunately, the United States probably will not be able to just walk away from the chaos. Even setting aside the humanitarian nightmare that will ensue, a full-scale civil war would likely consume more than Iraq: historically, such massive conflicts have often had highly deleterious effects on neighboring countries and other outside states. Spillover from an Iraq civil war could be disastrous." Thus begins this sobering analysis of what the near future of Iraq could look like, and what America can do to reduce the threat of wider conflict. Preventing spillover of the Iraqi conflict into neighboring states must be a top priority. In explaining how that can be accomplished, Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack draw on their own considerable expertise as well as relevant precedents. The authors scrutinize several recent civil wars, including Lebanon, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Bosnia. After synthesizing those experiences into lessons on how civil wars affect other nations, Byman and Pollack draw from them to produce recommendations for U.S. policy. Even while the Bush Administration attempts to prevent further deterioration of the situation in Iraq, it needs to be planning how to deal with a full-scale civil war if one develops.

Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart

Author: Kate Turkington

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Igbo (African people) in literature

Page: 63

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Understanding Things Fall Apart

Critical essays on Chinua Achebe's novel, Things fall apart.

Author: Solomon Ogbede Iyasẹre

Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

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Critical essays on Chinua Achebe's novel, Things fall apart.

When Things Fall Apart

This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes ...

Author: Nora Dudwick

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

View: 660

This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes in lifestyle and economic conditions following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It demonstrates how poverty in the region differs from that experienced in other parts of the world, and looks at how cultural and institutional barriers have hindered attempts to improve these problems. It also examines the links between poverty, gender and ethnicity, and seeks to convey the psychological impact of poverty, as well as its social and economic effects.

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007370083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 776

Pema Chödrön reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.

CliffsNotes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart

The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Author: John Chua

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

View: 766

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking work of author Chinua Achebe, considered by many to be the most influential African writer of his generation. The novel, amazing in its authenticity, leaves behind the stereotypical portrayals of African life and presents the Igbo culture of Nigeria in all its remarkable complexity. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Achebe's world, and critical essays give you insight into the novel's themes and use of language. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Chinua Achebe A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Things Fall Apart

This book calls for a major paradigm shift in the church’s thinking and practice if the church is to engage with the upcoming generations of the third decade of this fast-changing twenty-first century.

Author: Michael Paget-Wilkes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532697287

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 176

This book calls for a major paradigm shift in the church’s thinking and practice if the church is to engage with the upcoming generations of the third decade of this fast-changing twenty-first century. Just as the church has had to adapt to a changing context in the past, it now needs to engage seriously with this post-enlightenment, post-human, techno-centric age of artificial intelligence. However, the church also needs to recall its counter-cultural, prophetic role, following Elijah, Jeremiah, Amos, Jesus, and Paul, challenging society as it faces complex dilemmas raised by technology-driven development in these unprecedented times. The church will have to acknowledge unaddressed weaknesses in the past: of identifying with established power rather than vulnerability and the marginalized; of depending on a hierarchical, ministerial order at the expense of the ministry of every believer; of acquiescing to materialist, anthropocentric, and consumerist growth as an undisputable norm. This book develops the vision of a church engaged in the mission of God: of welcoming technological development but with an eye on kingdom values; of promoting innovation, so long as it does not result in a growth of inequality, or at the expense of the environment; of pointing towards a humanity that deepens its relationships with its Creator, its fellow humans, and its environment. The author calls on grassroots believers to reflect and act, within their local communities, as inspired and empowered daughters and sons of God, in the knowledge that following Jesus Christ provides a radical new paradigm for living, learning and leading, in and through these times of epochal change.

The Rhetorical Implications of Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

This African rhetoric displays a language that is innocent, unlike the Western European rhetoric where language dramatizes multiple voices. This critical text focuses on Achebe's rhetoric from the Aristotelian style.

Author: Emmanuel Edame Egar

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 75

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In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe articulates and dramatizes a unique and peculiar kind of rhetoric- a rhetoric that emphasizes that man, and not language, is the site for social interaction. The oracle and the bull are synthesized, metamorphosed, laced, and condensed to form an alchemy which produces a cohesive communal community as the end result. This African rhetoric displays a language that is innocent, unlike the Western European rhetoric where language dramatizes multiple voices. This critical text focuses on Achebe's rhetoric from the Aristotelian style.