Babble Book Club's newest selection is Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe!
From the Bound but not Gagged blog post:
Things Fall Apart describes the story of Okonkwo and his family and their struggle to preserve the customs and society of the Igbo amidst the pressure and influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries during the late nineteenth century.
Things Fall Apart is a staple book in high schools and university English classes because of its unique voice and themes of reciprocal strength from community and the individual, the contrast of beliefs from cultures and perceived notion of superiority and inferiority and the idea of adaptation and flexibility within culture and individual response. Achebe's discussion and portrayal of these complex issues catapulted him to literary fame and reverence and his books were widely published around the world in over 20 different languages.
Things Fall Apart looks like a great read for previous readers to revisit and new readers to discover, and will provide lots of points of conversation as well.
The final discussion will be Friday May 17 2:00 p.m. EST due to the successful turnout of our previous discussion, and will give everyone a little over a month to finish the read too.
Looking forward to reading and discussing this with everyone!