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Things Fall Apart


Chinua Achebe, born in colonized Nigeria, found the title for his first novel in the third line of a famous poem by William Butler Yeats, who was born in colonized Ireland: Things Fall Apart.  And he also found much more. First published in 1958, it is probably the most widely read book by any author from sub-Saharan Africa. I re-read it recently after more than 50 years and found so much that I had missed before. I will try to put it all together this morning.

By Rev. Moro

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