English Faculty Recommended Reads: Wk beginning 1st June

English Faculty Recommended Reads: Wk beginning 1st June


Lynn Court
Lynn Court
English Faculty Recommended Reads: Wk...

‘Things Fall Apart’ (1958) by Chinua Achebe

A worldwide bestseller, Amazon summarises ‘Things Fall Apart,’’ as the compelling story of one man’s battle to protect his community against the forces of change.

Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy.

‘The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down’ Nelson Mandela – High praise indeed.

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