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Understanding Things Fall Apart: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Hardcover – Jan 30 1999

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"Dr Kalu Ogbaa's Understanding THINGS FALL APART is the best school edition so far of Chinua Achebe's classic novel. His vast documentation of its background through judiciously selected texts from African history, anthropology, religion, and literary history, has put the work in the center of African literary and humanistic concerns. His book is a boon to students and teachers of African literature, African history, multicultural studies, comparative religion, and comparative politics."-Emmanuel Oviechina Williams Professor of the Humanities Ferrum College, Virginia

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KALU OGBAA, an Igboman scholar, is professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University, where he teaches Africana (African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean) and American literatures. He is the editor of The Gong and the Flute: African Literary Development and Celebration (Greenwood, 1994), and the author of Gods, Oracles and Divination: Folkways in Chinua Achebe's Novels (1992), Igbo (1965), as well as numerous articles on African and Commonwealth literatures.

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Good Background June 28 2015
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If one wants to get a good background in Achebe's masterpiece, this is the book. Even though it was written in 1999 that is sufficient for the stated task. Easily broken up into sections with comments/essays by many writers this does give an outsider a good feel for what is being attempted in Things Fall Apart. I have a number of books by Achebe, but Things Fall Aprt is special. I got my first copy in 1964 heading to Nigeria in the Peace Corps.