From the Library – Classic Book Discussion Group Will Read Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” in November 2022
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart will be the next selection of the Classic Book Discussion Group in November 2022:
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 and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.
An in-person discussion of Things Fall Apart will be held on Thursday, November 17, at 3:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register now through our Event Calendar.
Copies of Things Fall Apart are currently available on our 1st Floor on the Book Discussion Shelf (just behind our New Books shelves).
You can also download a copy of Things Fall Apart as an ebook through Overdrive.