Things Fall Apart

Hardcover $19.95

Everyman’s Library | Oct 17, 1995 | 216 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9780679446231

  • Paperback$11.95

    Anchor | Sep 01, 1994 | 224 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385474542

  • Hardcover$19.95

    Everyman’s Library | Oct 17, 1995 | 216 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9780679446231

  • Ebook$9.99

    Anchor | Oct 06, 2010 | 224 Pages | ISBN 9780307743855

Awards

Man Booker International Prize WINNER 2007

Praise

Things Fall Apart may well be Africa’s best loved novel. . . . For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction.”
—Kwame Anthony Appiah

“Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent.”
—Nadine Gordimer, The New York Times Book Review

“A vivid imagination illuminates every page. . . . This novel genuinely succeeds in penetrating tribal life from the inside.”
Times Literary Supplement

“As old as the novel is, Things Fall Apart by Professor Chinua Achebe, is one book that has captured the heart of most intellects and readers across the world. It is probably one of the books that will live forever going by the calibers of people in the world that testify to its originality. . . . Achebe’s wise and subtle story-telling cuts to the heart of these tribal people with humanity, warmth and humour.”
Daily Independent (Nigeria)


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Essay

Things Fall Apart may well be Africa’s best-loved novel. It is read widely in Nigeria, where it was written, and in the rest of Africa, where it is a staple in secondary-school English classes and at the university; but it is read and studied widely, too, in Europe and North America; and in India or Australia if an educated person could name only one African novel, this would probably be it.

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