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Invitation to World Literature


Recommended Translations & Editions

EditionsAbout these Editions
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, edited by Francis Abiola Irele, Norton Critical Edition, 2009.

This is our recommended text. This edition includes the full text of the novel, with extensive notes, as well as secondary material including interviews, essays, historical and cultural background, an Achebe chronology, and bibliography

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, Anchor, 1959.

The novel was written in English and has been reissued in numerous editions as well as widely translated. In 2006, Achebe authorized a translation into the Igbo language.