february, 2020

27feb12:15 pm1:15 pmArt of the Book ClubThings Fall Apart12:15 pm - 1:15 pm CDT 115 Business Loop 70 WEvent Type :Arts & Culture,Education

Event Details

Join the Museum Associates for a brown bag discussion of Things Fall Apart is a novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

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.

“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.”  —Barack Obama

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Participation is FREE and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch.  Mizzou North, Rm. 124



(Thursday) 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm CDT


Museum of Art and Archaeology

115 Business Loop 70 W