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The novel tells the story of life in southeastern Nigeria before and after the late 19th century arrival of European colonists.
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Chinua Achebe, 2008
Chinua Achebe, 2008

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Author Biography

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82, New York Times (March 22, 2013)






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Multimedia Resources

Things Fall Apart from Learner.org


Location map for Nigeria
Location map for Nigeria

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Teaching Resources

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart Study Guide, Washington State University

Things Fall Apart Dialogues, Western Michigan University

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Colonial Africa at the eve of World War I
Colonial Africa at the eve of World War I

Historical Connections


See World History II.11 for resources on 19th century European imperialism

The Colonization of Africa from New York Public Library