Things Fall Apart (Norton Critical Editions)

Things Fall Apart (Norton Critical Editions)

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by Chinua Achebe
     
 

Chinua Achebe’s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.See more details below

Overview

Chinua Achebe’s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393932195
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/19/2008
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
598
Sales rank:
99,630
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Francis Abiola Irele, formerly Professor of French, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, was for several years Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature at the Ohio State University. After retiring from Ohio State in 2003, he became Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among his many publications are The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (edited with Simon Gikandi) and two collections of essays, The African Experience in Literature and Ideology and The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora. He is a contributing editor to The Norton Anthology of World Literature and General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature series.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chinua Achebe: A Biographical Note
Chinua Achebe and the Invention of African Literature
Igbo Culture and History
Principal Characters in the Novel
Glossary of Words and Phrases Used in the Text
Suggestions for Further Reading
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