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In short, Things Fall Apart has arguably gotten more than its fair share

of attention worldwide relative to other African literature, including Achebe's other work. That said, however, it is also the case that the attention gained by Achebe's first novel was instrumental in making African literature one of the most dynamic forces in world literature in the decades after it was published. For one thing, the success of Achebe's first novel demonstrated to publishers that they could make a profit by publishing African literature, leading to (among other things) the founding of Heinemann's seminal African Writers Series, with Achebe himself as a consulting editor. The critical and commercial success of Things Fall Apart also exercised a major influence on subsequent African writers, who were encouraged to believe that they could not only get published but also gain global recognition. For such writers, Things Fall Apart has provided a suggestive model of the kind that was unavailable to Achebe himself when he began writing.

[The source passage is from page 4 of the online PDF file cited below.]

Booker, M. Keith. "On Things Fall Apart." Critical Insights: Things Fall Apart (2010): 3-7. Literary Reference Center. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.

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