Derek Wright


Two voices there are but, unlike those in the J.K. Stephen Wordsworthparody, both are deep and highly articulate and, though they betoken conflicting forces, they are themselves seldom at odds in Achebe's novel. 'Wherever something stands,' runs an Ibo proverb, 'something else will stand beside it.' The dual vision of Things Fall Apart1 is evidence, at least at the narrative level, of things not falling apart.



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