Things Fall Apart Author:Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart, which was first published in 1958, is Chinua Achebe's first novel, and has become a classic in modern writing. Critics in Africa, Europe, and America acclaimed it on publication and have done so ever since. — Things Fall Apart is a story of the tragedy of Okonkwo, an important man in the Obi tribe [in Nigeria] in the days w... more »hen white men were first appearing on the scene. Achebe relates the series of events by which Okonkwo through his pride and his fears becomes exiled from his tribe and returns only to be forced into the ignominy of suicide to escape the results of his rash courage against the white man. Achebe handles the macabre with telling restraint and the pathetic without any false embarrassment.
Things Fall Apart was first published in the Heinemann African Writers Series (AWS) in 1962, and is Number 1 in the Series. It has since been reprinted many times by Heinemann and other publishers. The ISBN for the edition pictured here is 04335900013.« less