Book Club: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

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After a request for “some fiction,” the Book Club picked Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

I have not read this book and know nothing about it (I’ve read some other Achebe, but that was a long time ago.) Hopefully it will be good.

After that, I hope to read Freedman’s Legal Systems very Different from Ours. As always, these can be obtained at the library; our discussion of Things Fall Apart should begin in about a month.

2 thoughts on “Book Club: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

  1. I read Things Fall Apart as an undergrad around, maybe 1970. We read his novels, so it runs together with Arrow of God in my declining memory. How does one react to the space aliens arriving and start running the show. Keeping the traditional society going did not work.

    It is said of the African that he experienced paganism, Christianity and the death of God in one generation.

    There Was a Country, about the civil war, was good and written just before Achebe’s death.

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