Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart

This year there is time for a literary celebration for it is 60 years ago that the now famous novel Things Fall Apart was published. It has been written by the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It was a publication during the last days of the colonial rule. The novel showed the clash between the old days of tradition and the new days of the colonial invasion. I must be one of the most widely read books by an African author.

In London (United Kingdom) a special meeting will take place to celebrate this novel and its birthday. Read about it here.  

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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