Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe [Achebe]
I read this book in my high school English class, which I feel is the best way to tackle this work. "Things Fall Apart" requires deep analysis in order to get at the subtle themes and plot events. Achebe boldly told a story that had rarely been heard before, the colonization of Africa from an African perspective. I had never read a novel written by an African author before, and this book made me want to explore that part of the world's literature a bit more. My favorite part of the book was how Chinua Achebe changed his writing style to more European style writing as the Europeans started to take over. Overall, "Things Fall Apart" was a beautifully written novel. -- review submitted by Gillian T. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
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