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Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart’ Sold At N1M

A first print, first edition copy currently Chinua Achebe’s premier novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been sold for a million naira, author, Lola Shoneyin disclosed.

The private sale happened after Shoneyin created a call on Twitter, for collectors to buy the vintage copy.

Shoneyin, World Health Organization is well-known for her book ‘The Secret Lives of baba Segi’s Wives’, tweeted the sale @lolashoneyin on Sunday.

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She said, “Hey book collectors! My friend is selling a primary print, first edition copy of ‘Things Fall Apart’ for N1m. Reply here and she can contact you.”

Fans of Achebe’s work took to the comment section to praise the work, with some inserting bids. However, she proclaimed hours later that the book had been bought by associate anonymous vendee.

She said, “The book has been bought by associate anonymous vendee.”

Achebe was a Nigerian writer, poet, professor, and critic. ‘Things Fall Apart’, his initial novel, is usually thought-about his best. He won the person booking agent International Prize in 2007.

‘Things Fall Apart’ was revealed in 1958; its story chronicles pre-colonial life within the south-eastern a part of African nation and therefore the arrival of the Europeans throughout the late nineteenth century.

It is seen because the first fashionable African novel in English, one among the primary to receive international essential acclaim.

The novel follows the lifetime of Okonkwo, associate ethnos man and native wrestling champion within the fictional Nigerian kin of Umuofia.

The work is split into 3 elements, with the primary describing his family, personal history, and therefore the customs and society of the ethnos.

The other chronicled the influence of British victimisation and Christian missionaries on the ethnos community.

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