Thursday, September 10, 2009

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

This is my first book for the 100 books list. I won't reiterate my entire review, but I enjoyed it tremendously for what I learned about African culture in this particular region of Nigeria.
My review is up on my blog, Reading and Writing about It and on 5-Squared.
My general goal with my 100 books is to learn more about other cultures than my own and African culture more specifically.
Coming soon is Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies which is on my list. I am currently reading her book The Namesake which is not on my original list, and I'm loving it for the luscious prose and wonderful ability to tell a story. Plus she won the Pulitzer.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Great idea! I'm sure I'll add some of your books to my next tbr list!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Yep Things Fall Apart is very classic and interesting. I have read it once and it is on my list again, because then i didn't have my own copy, now i have and have to read it and review it. However, this story was set in some distant past in Nigeria's history. things might be different now.

Trixie said...

Linda - Thanks! I'm pleased with the list of books I've chosen.

Nana - You know, it's hard to get a sense from the story itself when it takes place. I bet if I read the front notes it would tell me a bit more.