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The CliffsNotes study guide on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, critical commentaries, and expanded glossaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Things Fall Apart.

Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Chinua Achebe and Achebe's Things Fall Apart, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at

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Informative Must Listen Before Enjoying The Book

If you could sum up Things Fall Apart: CliffsNotes in three words, what would they be?

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I found this book informative in explaining to me the themes, background, and the language of the book. It even gave word definitions and explained the Ibo cultural context. Much of this would have went past me if I had listened to Things Fall Apart without studying the CliffNotes first. The book is so dense with meaning and craft that you can enhance your comprehension and appreciation by listening to the CliffNotes first. As the narrator explains, the CliffNotes do not replace enjoying the book; it only helps you get more joy out of it.

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