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Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written” | This Is Africa Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

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One of Africa’s literary giants Albert Chinualumogu Achebe passed away in 2013 aged 82 but his works continue to make headlines. Achebe’s first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) which is widely considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature has been named as one of the 12 greatest books ever written. The honour comes just months after the 60th anniversary of the publication of the novel.

The list was compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

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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