Classic Book Discussion discusses "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe In-Person
Join us for a discussion of a classic title: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Book copies are available across from the first-floor circulation desk for a month-long checkout. The book is also available through OverDrive as an ebook (click here to access).
This discussion will meet in person. Registration required and new members are always welcome!
Book description: Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.
With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.
- Thursday, November 17, 2022 Show more dates
- 3:00PM - 4:00PM
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Room #113
- Book Discussion