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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Regular price $600.00 USD
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Course Overview
This course will be a close examination of Chinua Achebe's classic novel Things Fall Apart. After a brief introduction on African and post colonial literature, we will delve into the social and historical context in which the novel was written. We will then discuss Achebe’s perspective, the hallmarks of his work such as his narrative techniques, the key themes and the genre of historical fiction.

The student will then be guided through careful analysis and guided annotation of the work. In doing so, we will analyse the themes, symbols, and literary devices present in the novel, as well as Achebe's portrayal of Igbo culture and the impact of colonialism on the Igbo people. We will also focus on analysing character development, evaluating the author's purpose and message, and interpreting figurative language. This will help the student to develop their understanding of the novel's language, structure, and meaning.

We will also pay special attention to literary analyses in written form, and as such the student will be guided and coached to be able to compose their own detailed literary analyses and written arguments. By the end of the course the student will have the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently analyse and write about the work, while meeting curriculum criterions.

Express Course

Our express courses are abridged versions of our standard courses.

They are best suited as revision courses for those who have a strong grasp of the subject and looking to achieve the highest grades.

They have a run time of 6 hours, and each lesson is for an hour.

Weaker students might want to use the express course as an overview and then follow that up with ad- hoc tuition on weak areas.

Standard Course

Our standard course, with a run time of 12 hours, is best for those who need more guidance and/or have little to basic understanding of the subject/work.

The course progresses at a moderate pace and all aspects of the subject/work are covered in depth.

Booking Info

On booking you will book your first class on our online booking calendar.

Subsequent classes will be booked during your first class with the master tutor. 

Express Course

We recommend scheduling your crash course lesson hours as following:

  • 1 week revision crash course - 6 sessions (1 hours daily from Monday- Saturday)
  • Weekend revision crash Course - 3 sessions (2 hour sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Standard Course

We recommend scheduling your standard course lesson hours as following:

  • 1 month course- 8 sessions (1.5 hour sessions, 2 times a week) 
  • 3 week course- 8 sessions (1.5 hour session, 3 times a week)

Course customisation

All courses will be customised towards the student and a detailed lesson plan will be drawn up on the first lesson to ensure individual student goals are met.

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