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Chinua achebe's things fall apart: exploring the ibo culture and the aspect of gender bias attempt to guide people in their struggle to make their freedom meaningful, functional the novel is set in a traditional ibo village. Chinua achebe in 1967 the publication of his first novel, things fall apart him to act harshly towards his wives and children and to participate in the sacrifice of a young hostage from another village.
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