"Things Fall Apart" Book Discussion

Join us at the Library for a book discussion on "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe.

Glencarlyn Book Besties is a monthly book club at Glencarlyn Library, held on the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided.

Registration Required.  

For more information, please call 703-228-6548.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glencarlyn Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Book Club
Arlington Public Library

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About the Book:

"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. -- from Amazon.

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