Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Chinue Achebe’s Things Fall Apart Is One of The 50 Most Influential Books Of The Last 50 Years
The classic novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian and Africa’s leading author Chinua Achebe has been named one of the ’50 most influential Books of the last 50 years’.
A body called ‘SuperScholar’ made the selection and Achebe’s novel first published in 1958 and translated to over sixty languages was named as one of the 50 most influential books to have been published in the last jubilee.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch-22′, Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ and Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ are some of the other novels that made the list.
“In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential.” A statement from SuperScholar read.