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GIST -  Another translation of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart launched
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Sixty years after the first edition of Things Fall Apart was
released, the book’s reputation continues to soar with
critical acclaim and recognition coming from diverse
climes and cultures of the world. Often described as the
greatest piece of literature to come out of Africa, the
novel which was set in colonial Nigeria, and has
appeared in 50 languages, was recently translated into
Irish by the wife of the former Irish Ambassador to
Nigeria, Mrs Irene Lynch.
By this addition, the book‘s reputation as one of the
world’s most widely translated works of fiction remains
intact.
To mark the arrival of “Titleann Rudai as a Cheile”
which is the latest translation of Things Fall Apart , Dr
Uzoma Emenike, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ireland
hosted members of the diplomatic community and
lovers of Achebe’s works to a gathering that showcased
the best of African literary harvest.
Davido’s ‘Fall’ overtakes Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ as most
viewed Nigerian video on YouTube
Speaking to the audience which included the Nigerian
community and diasporan Africans, Dr Emenike
eulogised Chinua Achebe for his great literary works and
commended Mrs Lynch for sustaining the legacy through
her translation of the book.
The translator, who said she fell in love with the works
of Chinua Achebe when she encountered his “Anthills of
the Savannah”, said the job gave her a deep sense of
fulfilment and was hopeful that “Titleann Rudai as a
Cheile” will bring enlightenment and knowledge to her
native Irish readers.
Chinua Achebe, often described as the greatest figure of
the 20th Century African literature, wrote his magnum
opus, Things Fall Apart in 1958, in response to the
depiction of Nigeria in “Mr Johnson” by Joyce Cary, an
Irish novelist. The title of the work itself was taken from
a line in the poem, “The Second Coming”, by another
Irish writer, William Butler Yeats.

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If we will continue to have people like Achebe then Nigeria will surely progress

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That's true but I think he is an author not a politician

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Wow




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this politicians are funny

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The book was amazing

Read it in secondary school

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Yeah you are right @whendie... The novel now are crap

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By this addition, the book‘s reputation as one of the
world’s most widely translated works of fiction remains
intact.

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that's very true.. .My own novel is still intact


 
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