Thursday, 24 May 2018

BBC names Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart' as part of 100 stories that shaped the world

Things Fall Apart by late legendary Nigeria writer Chinua Achebe has been named in BBC's 100 stories that shaped the world and made it into the top 5.
BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents and changed society. 

In April, just months after the 60th anniversary of the publication of Things Fall Apart, the novel was named one of 12 novels considered "The Greatest Book Ever Written" in a list which was compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica. In the same month, Things Fall Apart was also named in the list of 100 Books to feature in 'The Great American Read' TV Series.

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe passed away in 2013 aged 82 but his works continue to make headlines, inspiring and influencing generations. Things Fall Apart is regarded as an important novel and one of the greatest classics of our time. The story chronicles the pre-colonial life in Nigeria and the arrival of the Europeans during the late nineteenth century. The novel interrogates the clash of cultures, traditional values and belief systems.

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