Things Fall Apart
Heinemann, 1996 - 148 頁
This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall.
This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - quondame - www.librarything.com
The story of a determined man impelled not to repeat the debt accumulation of his father in Nigerian village coming increasingly under the sway of Christianity and western imperialism. The majority of ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - nicolewbrown - www.librarything.com
Set in the late 1800s in Niger, Okonkwo lived in one of the nine villages of the Igbo people named Umuofia and had managed to become successful on his own by borrowing yam seeds from a richer man and ... 閱讀評論全文
Igbo Culture and History by Don Ohadike
Principal Characters in the Novel