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Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe ; with an introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Achebe, Chinua. (Author).

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  • 22 of 27 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library F ACHEBE (Text) 39493105745055 Adult Fiction Checked out 01/28/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0679446230
  • ISBN: 9780679446231
  • ISBN: 0679417141
  • ISBN: 9780679417149
  • Physical Description: xxi, 181 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
  • Distributor: New York : Distributed by Random House, Inc.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages xviii-xix).
Formatted Contents Note:
Historical and Cultural Context of Things Fall Apart -- Technique and Theme in Things Fall Apart -- Characters in Things Fall Apart -- Places in Things Fall Apart -- Map of Africa -- Map of Nigeria -- Images of Igbo Life -- Plot Analysis of Things Fall Apart -- "Going Home Was a Sad Awakening," Marjorie Coeyman, The Christian Science Monitor (news article) -- "An African Voice," interview with Chinua Achebe by Katie Bacon, Atlantic Unbound (interview) -- "The Second Coming," William Butler Yeats (poem) -- "Lament of the Sacred Python," Chinua Achebe (poem) -- from Kehinde, Buchi Emecheta (novel excerpt) -- "Heaven Is Not Closed," Bessie Head (short story) -- "Should My Tribal Past Shape Delia's Future?," Dympna Ugwu-Oju, Newsweek (personal essay).
Summary, etc.:
[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover.
Target Audience Note:
890L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.2 8 79634.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued online.
Subject: Igbo (African people) > Fiction.
British > Nigeria > Fiction.
Men > Nigeria > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Nigeria > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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