“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a seminal work of African literature that was first published in 1958. It tells the story of an Igbo tribe in Nigeria during the late 19th century, and the appearance of European pioneers who hovered to upend their traditional way of life. Through the character of Okonkwo, a proud and important legionnaire, the novel explores themes of artistic conflict, identity, and the impact of colonialism on African society. A classic of post-colonial literature, “Things Fall Apart” remains an important and moving depiction of a people and a culture floundering to maintain their quality and traditions in the face of change.
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