Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385474547 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingwaterfallingwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 8/11/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwaterfallingwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2009
trade-size paperback.

Journal Entry 2 by wingwaterfallingwing at Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Monday, June 06, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/6/2011 UTC) at Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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Sent for personal or OBCZ use.

Journal Entry 3 by RCLoriH at Rapid City, South Dakota USA on Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thanks so much to waterfalling for sharing!

Journal Entry 4 by RCLoriH at Rapid City, South Dakota USA on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/2/2011 UTC) at Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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Sharing w/ Moody-Blue. Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Keystone, South Dakota USA on Monday, September 05, 2011
Thank you... looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Campbellsville, Kentucky USA on Friday, December 23, 2011
This is the story of an African tribesman as he lives before and during the arrival of missionaries from England. It is hailed as an outstanding example of African fiction and it's easy to see why because it feels very authentic and is still accessible to those of us who know little-to-nothing about the culture.

Personally, I found this book completely fascinating, looking at the world from their perspective and experience. Okonkwo is not a typical hero, but you learn enough about him and his motivations to root for him. My favorite part was the way the tribespeople talk to each other -- usually in three parts with a parable in the middle. So creative!

I have to say that the last page is freaking genius -- but don't skip back and ruin it for yourself, since the other 208 pages are necessary to set it up perfectly!
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As an aside... I typically don't read other people's reviews of books before I form my own opinion, but I broke my rule with this one when I learned that it appears on lists of both the BEST books ever and the WORST. Sampling a few of the negative opinions, it became obvious that some thought the descriptions of the white people were too racist. Really? The differences have much more to do with religion and righteousness than anything, and they're totally justified. It also seems like most people read it because it was assigned in school, which can easily sap the enjoyment out of ANY book, in my opinion. My English teachers made us analyze the books too deeply and they always came to the same stale, formulaic conclusions. I'm so thankful that I read this one as an adult and by my own choice, so I can just enjoy it and take whatever meaning I want to from it.

Journal Entry 7 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Campbellsville, Kentucky USA on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/15/2012 UTC) at Campbellsville, Kentucky USA

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I saw that this title was on valerief's wishlist, so I offered a trade. Thanks much for accepting! Hope you enjoy...

Journal Entry 8 by valerief at Forest Hills, New York USA on Monday, July 29, 2013
A belated thanks!!

Journal Entry 9 by valerief at -- Subway train/line/station in New York City, New York USA on Monday, July 29, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/25/2013 UTC) at -- Subway train/line/station in New York City, New York USA

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