an amazing series of work from the collaboration of designer Helen Yentus and illustrator Edel Rodriguez... I especially love the illustration for Hope and Impediments; the illustration so vividly says both things... beautifully done all the way around...
Things Fall Apart. I read this in my English class in 10th grade. We were studying the writing of authors from around the world. Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author, wrote Things Fall Apart, a work of fiction about the destructive effect missionaries and colonialism had on the tribes of the lower Niger. | Read
'Okonkwo was a great man....' and thus the story begins and why the 'Center Cannot hold." "Things Fall Apart,'" the most popular book in African literature by Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. If there is any book in African literature that everybody should read at least once in their lifetime, it's this iconic book. We would not say too much about it, Nelson Mandela's quote says it all. Please go ogle it, check it out at your near by library
The brilliancy of this book continues to amaze me. Achebe's use of proverbs is like Ellison's use of American folklore. Read it originally in high school and continue to read it some four decades later.