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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

Published in 1958 the Nigerian writer's first novel revolutionised African fiction. It examined how colonial incomers disrupted traditional societies.

In 1958 Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, published his first book "Things Fall Apart". It was set in pre-colonial rural Nigeria and examines how the arrival of foreigners led to tensions within traditional Igbo society. The book revolutionised African writing, and began a whole new genre of world literature. In 2016 Rebecca Kesby spoke to Achebe's youngest daughter, Nwando Achebe.

(Photo: Chinua Achebe in 2002. Photo Credit: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski/Files )

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