This album is a collaboration  between rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian Marley. The title of the album is Distant Relatives. This album is a conscious effort to awaken people about the problems going on in Africa, and to also explain to people that we all come from the same place. This album is not just hip hop or reggae, but is a mixture of many different genres. I feel that this album connects to the novel Things Fall Apart because its main theme is about Africa. Although this isn't the theme of the book Things Fall Apart, it is the setting of the book, and most of the songs on the album explain situations that are similar to events that occurred in the book. Distant Relatives is a great album that is enjoyable no matter what genre of music you listen to.

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    Chinua Achebe

        Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria on Novemmber 16, 1930. He published the novel Things Fall Apart in 1958. Achebe has written other novels as well. He is still living.


    January 2013