Chinua Achebe with Things Fall Apart

Sixty years after the first edition of Things Fall Apart was released, the book’s reputation continues to soar with critical acclaim and recognition coming from diverse climes and cultures of the world. Often described as the greatest piece of literature to come out of Africa, the novel which was set in colonial Nigeria, and has appeared in 50 languages, was recently translated into Irish by the wife of the former Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Irene Lynch.

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