Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart Book Review & Book Learning

Author: Chinua Achebe

Genre: Historical Fiction

Favorite Character: Okonkwo

It is a novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe which was published in 1958, and is an important book in schools throughout Africa. The author of the book has won the Man Booker International Prize in 2007.

What Should I Read Next?

6 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. Were you ever interested in knowing the life of tribal people in Africa? It’s a good book to start with as it will give you lots of insights about the African Igbo clan.

  2. It will help you in exploring the pre-colonial life in Nigeria; and how it was affected when the western government and beliefs entered there.

  3. This is one of the first African novels that was written in English and received critical global acclaim..

  4. It will show you an African point of view about the story of the colonization of the Igbo clan.

  5. It will help in clearing the misconception that pre-colonial African culture had been savage and primitive before colonization. The book will tell you that they had religion, a government, monetary system, traditions, and a fully functioning judicial system.

  6. Before this book, most of the novels about Africa were written by European authors who portrayed them as savages who needed western culture; but this was the first book that was written by an African giving a deeper knowledge about their culture from the point of view of a local and not an outsider.

Best Quote

“The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others.”

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind Book Review

Gone with the Wind Book Review & Book Learning

Author: Margaret Mitchell

Genre: Historical Fiction

Favorite Character: Rhett Butler

This book is a novel by American author, Margaret Mitchell. As of 2014, a Harris Poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible.
 

What To Read Next?

 5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

 1) This book has the dream man of many women, Rhett Butler. Read it to know if he is also yours.
2) Scarlett O’Hara from the book will make such an impression on you, you will never forget her. You will love her, hate her but never forget her.
3) This is not like any other love stories you have read.
4) You will get a glimpse of life during America’s civil war.
5) This book won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Best Quote

 

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

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Memoirs of Geisha

Memoirs of Geisha Book Review

Memoirs of Geisha Book Review & Book Learning

Author: Arthur Golden

Genre: Historical Fiction

Favorite Character: Nitta Sayuri 

It’s written by the American author,  Arthur Golden, who has written this book over a 6-year period during which author rewrote the entire novel three times.

What Should I Read Next?

 

5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. You want to know all about Geisha. Even though the characters in this book are fictional, but the life of Geisha is very accurately depicted by the writer in it.

  2. You like tragic love stories.

  3. You like books with the flowery language where sentences are poetically beautiful.

  4. Geisha look so attractive but how do they keep themselves like that. Those white painted faces, expensive kimonos, stylish hair buns…How is all that maintained?

  5. You want to know why would a little girl thought of becoming a Geisha.

 

Best Quote

“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”

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