Things Fall Apart, First Issued In 1958.

Things Fall Apart piece in Heinemann's African Writers Series.

Things Fall Apart was Chinua Achebe’s first novel, initially published in 1958. It shows pre-colonial life in southern Nigeria before the advent of Europeans in the late 1800s.

Things Fall Apart: It is widely regarded as the quintessential contemporary African book written in English and one of the first to garner widespread critical praise.

It is a required text in African schools and is extensively read and studied in English-speaking nations worldwide. William Heinemann Ltd originally released the novel in the UK in 1962, and it was the first piece in Heinemann’s African Writers Series.

Okonkwo, an Igbo (“Ibo” in the novel) man and local wrestling champion in the fictitious Nigerian tribe of Umuofia, is the story’s protagonist. The product is divided into three sections:

The first describes Okonkwo’s family, personal history, Igbo customs, and culture, and the second and third introduce the impact of European colonialism and Christian missionaries on Okonkwo’s family and the larger Igbo community.

Things Fall Apart was followed by No Longer at Ease (1960), which was initially written as part of a more significant piece with Arrow of God (1964). Despite not including Okonkwo’s descendants, Achebe claims that his two subsequent works.

Things Fall Apart is considered a landmark in African literature. It is widely regarded as the quintessential contemporary African book written in English, and it is commonly read in Nigeria and across Africa. It has inspired several secondary and tertiary analytical works in Europe, India, and North America, where it is widely researched.

In Australia and Oceania, it has gained comparable prestige and reputation. It is widely regarded as Achebe’s magnum masterpiece, having sold over 20 million copies worldwide. From 1923 through 2005, Time magazine featured the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels list.

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