Chinua Achebe | Things Fall Apart 50th Anniversary

Recorded Mar 27, 2008
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Chinua Achebe’s groundbreaking 1958 novel Things Fall Apart is one of the most frequently read books in the world. Written in response to negative portrayals of African culture in much of Western literature, Things Fall Apart is an unsentimental portrait of colonization’s devastating effect on the Ibo people of Nigeria. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Author Lorene Cary (Black Ice, The Price of a Child) will interview Mr. Achebe.

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