divendres, 4 de gener de 2013

Talking about... Things fall apart de Chinua Achebe

El proper dijous dia 10 de gener a les 19h continuem el nostre 3r Cicle de tertúlies en anglès Talking about... Ens trobarem per practicar l'anglès i parlar sobre aquest llibre i el seu autor.

Chinua Achebe
(November 16, 1930, Ogidi, Nigeria).

Prominent Igbo (Ibo) novelist acclaimed for his unsentimental depictions of the social and psychological disorientation accompanying the imposition of Western customs and values upon traditional African society. His novels range in subject matter from the first contact of an African village with the white man to the educated African’s attempt to create a firm moral order out of the changing values in a large city. Things Fall Apart (1958) was Achebe’s first novel, followed by No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966) and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). Beware, Soul-Brother (1971) and Christmas in Biafra (1973) are collections of poetry. Achebe’s books of essays include Morning Yet on Creation Day (1975), Hopes and Impediments (1988), Home and Exile (2000), The Education of a British-Protected Child (2009), and There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (2012). In 2007 he won the Man Booker International Prize.

Things fall apart

Things fall apart tells two stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world through the arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries.

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