Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The speaker in the novel is all knowing and employs omniscient narration in the description of the events unfolding in the novel. Nothing is hidden from the eye of the narrator, which enables him to explore the characters and events going on in the novel effectively.

African Literature Reviews

Things fall apart is a tragic novel by Nigerian author – Chinua Achebe. The book was first published in 1958. The motivation of the author to write the book might have arisen from the changes that were taking place in his society at the time. Things Fall Apart is set in Pre-colonial Nigeria and reflects the struggle between colonialism and cultural traditions. It is also part of a novel sequel, with the other novels by the author being: No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A man of the People (1966) and Anthills of the Savannah (1987).

Chinua Achebe speech speaking at Asbury Hall (Buffalo) during the “Babel: Season II” series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute.[image sourse:Wikipedia]

The storyline of the novel follows the life of Okonkwo, who is the main character in the novel. The authors’ main aim in writing the novel is to…

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