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### Africa Through African Eyes: Things Fall Apart, an African Novel and Discussion
* Bryant Shaw
* 18-sep-17 to 25-sep-17
* 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
*** NOTE ***
The dates/times of this class have changed, the original was; Thursday 2-4pm, 19-oct-17 to 26-oct-17
This classic novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, depicts traditional Ibo culture of southeastern Nigeria prior to the European arrival. It also describes the impact of British colonial rule on the Ibo. To enhance our enjoyment of the novel, this presentation introduces Senior Learners to background information on Ibo society and culture and a summary of the plot of the novel , characters and setting (no spoilers!). It also features a video interview with its Nigerian author. This engaging, concise and inexpensive novel is available commercially or at the public library. Students should acquire and read this short, provocative novel before the discussion the following week. This discussion provides opportunities to share personal reactions to the novel: e.g., the significance of the title, the nature of Ibo culture, Ibo responses to colonial rule, and how Things Fall Apart might compare to classics of western literature.
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