Things Fall Apart
NY, McDowell Obolensky, (1959). An advance copy, in the form of comb-bound galleys, of the first American edition of the Nigerian author's first book, concerning the impact of the coming of the white man on village tribal life. 215 pages, 5-3/4" x 7-1/4", printed on rectos only, and comb-bound at the top; an unusual format. Considerable staining and a small abrasion to the front cover, partially affecting the publication date (although it is still discernible) and some other minor edge staining to the book. Overall, very good. An enormously powerful book, which had tremendous impact upon publication in the U.S. and U.K. and helped lay the groundwork for future post-colonial African literature as well as other ethnic literature that eschewed a Eurocentric world view. A rare state of a landmark of 20th century world literature. [#032731] SOLD
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