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Knit 1, Read Too!: Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.

A classic of modern African writing, this is the tale of what happens to tribal customs and old ways when white man comes.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Things Fall Apart
Author: 
Chinua Achebe
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780449208106/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780449208106
Event Info
Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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