We've been talking a lot about how Midnight's Children reminds us of One Hundred Years of Solitude, but it also reminds me a lot of Things Fall Apart. In this novel, the narrator is literally falling apart. His skin is cracking, and he foreshadows him busting into pieces.
It also reminds me of Things Fall Apart because both are about the invasion of the West into areas that are not the West's to invade. When the West gets involved, the society begins to split. You see this in Things Fall Apart when some of the Igbo people join the side of the Christians and others remain in their traditional culture. The split in Midnight's Children occurs between the Hindus and the Muslims.