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A Civilization Falls Apart

Summary: Discusses the novel Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Describes how the novel is not about one person, but about an entire civil-society that becomes overwhelmed with the ideas and beliefs of the European colonizers that are invading.
Most of what we know to be African Literature, talks about the changes from an un-dignified "lion-chasing" culture to that of a semi-dignified European society. The novel Things Fall Apart by Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe, tells the story of a Umuofian villager named Okonkwo, and how Okonkwo has to come to grips with the changes that are happening in everyday Ibo life. The novel Things Fall Apart is not your typical "tall African tale." The novel is a story, a story not just about one person, but about an entire civil-society circa 1890's that becomes overwhelmed with the ideas and beliefs of the European colonizers, or as some like to refer, "the white man." Author Chinua Achebe witnessed this "invasion" first-hand, so who better to tell the story of Nigerians than a Nigerian. It is Achebe's Nigerian perspective that brings the reader face to face with...

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