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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

With over eight million copies in print world wide, Achebe’s work is a definitive novel in African literature. Filled with powerful language and finely drawn characters, Things Fall Apart also shimmers with the sounds and sights of village life. Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger. Things Fall Apart traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.

With over eight million copies in print world wide, Achebe’s work is a definitive novel in African literature. Filled with powerful language and finely drawn characters, Things Fall Apart also shimmers with the sounds and sights of village life. Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger. Things Fall Apart traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

With over eight million copies in print world wide, Achebe’s work is a definitive novel in African literature. Filled with powerful language and finely drawn characters, Things Fall Apart also shimmers with the sounds and sights of village life. Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger. Things Fall Apart traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Francis James

Length:

6h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:46


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

20:16


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:49


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:50


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

22:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

24:17


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:07


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

31:15


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

18:16


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:47


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:00


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

13:38


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:55


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:44


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

14:58


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:49


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

13:00


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

10:34


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:37


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

10:40


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

15:18


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

06:16


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:20