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
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.
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.
This is one of the first African novels that was written in English and received critical global acclaim..
It will show you an African point of view about the story of the colonization of the Igbo clan.
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.
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.