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Things Fall Apart References

Things Fall Apart References

This iPhone and iPad app not only pronounces and defines the Igbo words and names used in Chinua Achebe's novel Thing Fall Apart but also serves as an index to the novel by listing the chapters in which each name or word is used. (It also allows users to record their own pronunciations for comparison with the correct versions.) Both searching and bookmarking are allowed. The app is free, but there is a 99¢ in-app purchase which adds the ability to view the words and names in a chapter-by-chapter list.

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Rebecca Wall
Rebecca Wall (Faculty)
7 years ago

I have used this with classes for several semesters, and they and I both enjoy it a great deal. The ability to search for a character's name and locate the chapters in which he or she appears would make the app worth downloading even if one did not care about the pronunciations at all. 

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I don't think there is an Android equivalent, but I'm not too familiar with Android.

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