Chinua Achebe



Things fall apart tells two intertwining stories, both concerning on Onkonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggresive European missionaries.

These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are inform... | ... weiterlesen

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Das Buch fesselt von der ersten Seite an - so ungewöhnlich ist die Welt, in die man von Chinua Achebe entführt wird.
Sowohl humorvoll als auch ergreifend schildert er das Stammesleben der Menschen in dem kleinen Ibo Dorf, deren Welt erst durch das Eintreffen der Missionare zerst... | ... weiterlesen


Unoka, for that was his father's name, had died ten years ago. In his day he was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow. If any money came his way, and it seldom did, he immediatly bought gourds of palm-wine, calle... | ... weiterlesen

He stretched himself and scratched his tigh where a mosquito had bitten him as he slept. Another one was wailing near his right ear. He slapped the ear an hoped he had killed it. Why do they always go for one's ear? When he was a child his mother... | ... weiterlesen

"Never kill a man who says nothing. Those men of Abame were fools. What did they know about the man?" He ground his teeth again and told a story to illustrate his point. "Mother Kite once sent her daughter to bring food. She went, a... | ... weiterlesen

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