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Things Fall Apart

Issue No. 2347

To remember the celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died last month, the BBC has a new adaptation of his most famous book.

 Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart in English in 1958. 

It is set in the 1890s in a village in the area that was to become Nigeria, then home of the Igbo people.

It is the personal history of leader and local wrestling champion Okonkwo and his family. 

It tells of the Igbo’s customs and society. 

As British colonialists and missionaries turn up, the world spirals out of the villagers’ control.

Things Fall apart
Chinua Achebe
Radio 4 Extra

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Fri 5 Apr 2013, 16:02 BST
Issue No. 2347
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