Chinua Achebe is considered the father of African literature in English, the writer who 'opened the magic casements of African fiction' for an international readership. Following the 50th anniversary of the publication of his ground-breaking Things Fall Apart, Everyman republish Achebe's first and most famous novel alongside No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God, under the collective title The African Trilogy. In Things Fall Apart the individual tragedy of Okonkwo, 'strong man' and tribal elder in the Nigeria of the 1890s is intertwined with the transformation of traditional Igbo society under the impact of Christianity and colonialism. In No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, Obi, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in colonial Lagos, only to clash with the ruling elite to which he now believes he belongs. Arrow of God is set in the 1920s and explores the conflict from the two points of view - often, but not always, opposing - ofEzuelu, an Igbo priest, and Captain Winterbottom, a British district officer. In spare and lucid prose,Achebe tellsa universal tale of personal and moral struggle in a changing world which continues to resonate in Africa today and has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere.
The simplicity of modern communication systems and the existence of internet has enabled exposure of works not imaginably exposable. Internet has made the world a small village. The Afrocentric reading of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Charles Mungoshi's Waiting for the Rain is an in-depth analysis, critic and commentary of these authors' works. Chinua Achebe and Charles Mungoshi are the two most prominent Writers in African Literature, and a review of their works has been justified by the widespread readership of their works. This is one reading that both a student and teacher must go through to have a fair view of Afrocentric reading of Africa Literary works.
Book DescriptionA library of Western literature in two volumes, this new edition offers more than 40 works in their entiretyfrom Homer's Odyssey to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apartas well as dozens of excerpted works and over 200 lyric poems.
From Valentina's diary: a timeless love story. A rich girl, who is a bit of a snob, and a young and fascinating boy, who comes from a humble family, meet, get to know each other and fall in love. Everything is perfect apart from those annoying social differences... A small detail, certainly, but one which causes the end of their relationship. However, some things are not so easily forgotten and, after seven years, Valentina finds herself having to choose again between love and money...
Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?
Anya used to dream of moving to Britain to start a brand-new life. But as she sits in a school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the place where she once belonged. Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. He's no angel, but she's sure there's a sweeter side to him. And when things begin to fall apart, Anya realizes she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?
Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab" true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!
This book is an attempt to examine the themes of society, destiny and man in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Return of the Native. Chapter one is the introductory chapter which attempts to define society, destiny and man. It also gives an insight into the lives and works of the authors under study. It includes the aim of study, purpose, scope, limitation and methodology.Chapter two is the literature review on society, destiny and man as concepts. Here, various definitions of these concepts are studied and synthesized to arrive at working definitions of each concept. This chapter, after highlighting these concepts in a wide scope also reveals the interrelatedness of man, society and destiny. Chapter three treats the themes of society, destiny and man in Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease. This treatment reveals that Chinua Achebe subscribes to the opinion that society shapes the behavioural pattern of man while destiny keeps his aspirations at bay. Chapter four also treats the themes of society, destiny and man in The Mayor of Casterbridge and the Return of the Native..