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Things Fall Apart (Cliffs Notes) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
These notes provide an essential overview of the novel, Things Fall Apart. The first fifteen pages take the reader backstage,so to speak, by revealing some important facts behind the novel. The author follows in Achebe's footsteps in creating a work that is fairly easy to read. The commentaries provide the reader with some information beyond what s/he can ordinarily infer from the novel itself. However, it is not correct to say, as the author does on page 20, that the [g] in Igbo is silent. The two consonants are pronounced as one sound--a voiced bilabial implosive. The same gaffe is repeated on page 14 regarding the pronounciation of the first consonant sound, [nw], in Nwoye. The review questions and essay topics at the end of the notes are excellent. The notes should be used as a dessert rather than as an appetizer before the main course, Things Fall Apart.