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This edition: Things Fall Apart





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Episode Details

In this foundational modern African novel, Chinua Achebe's story follows the lives of people trying to understand which belief systems deserve their loyalty. The protagonist, Okonkwo is a tribal leader who battles neighboring villages, the English, and his own demons in early colonial Nigeria. The perspectives of readers from around the world reveal the novel's universal themes. Featured speakers include playwright and University of Wisconsin professor Tess Onwueme and University of Richmond Theater Director Chuck Mike.

Guest List

Chuck Mike Theater Director, University of Richmond

Tess Onwueme Playwright - Professor, University of Wisconsin

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