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Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart

February 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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All Ages
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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe
Discussion Leader: Mariam Konate

From the publisher: 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 and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

Extend your experience of the book by visiting Africa, Imagined through May 1, 2022

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