Friday, March 21, 2008

Royce Wolf recommends ...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. London: Heinemann Educational, 1967. In this novel, the main character first struggles with the expectations of his village, is exiled with his family, and then returns only to find that White people have moved in, changing the village with their religion and their government. Things continue to fall apart for the main character and for the village. Wolf, math professor at Grinnell College, recommends Things Fall Apart as an exquisite example of the novel genre.

Burling Third Floor PR9387.9.A3 T5 1967.

For more books by Chinua Achebe search the Grinnell College Libraries' catalog.

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