A Reader's Guide to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart stands as much a piece of cultural anthropology as it is a work of literature. It is a balanced, living portrait of a civilization and culture, a way of life, that existed for thousands of years before the coming of colonialism. The publication of Things Fall Apart was a multicultural milestone, it is one of the first African novels to be written in English, as well as one of the most powerful stories ever told.

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These readers' guides are a great resource for high school and college students. They give a brief biography of the featured writer and then examine plot, theme, rhetorical devices, and characters. Students learn thatA Raisin in the Sun was Lorraine Hansberry's first play and the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. Readers are taken step by step through the plot and introduced to each of the characters. In the guide to Things Fall Apart students learn why Achebe decided to write in English instead of Igbo, his African language. They explore major and minor characters and learn about the effect of narrative style on the story.
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2831-9
Author: George Shea
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades 9-10
Interest Level: Grades 9-12+
Dewey: 823
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"