Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – The Feast of the New Yam


Here’s a story with food in it – it’s an excerpt from a novel. Well-known anthologies on foodwriting have been published which include chapters excerpted from novels. The author probably did not originally sit down to purposefully write about ‘food’. Nevertheless, food plays a big part in these scenes taking place within larger themes. The great Chinua Achebe, and yams . . .

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to continue reading, go to Things Fall Apart on google books, Chapter Five.