On July 21 at 2:30 p.m. we will discuss Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe at St. Matthew’s.

This classic narrative about Africa’s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent is told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, an Igbo warrior in the late 1800s. In Things Fall Apart, the first novel in Achebe’s African Trilogy, he 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.

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

Save the date: On August 18 we will discuss The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa’s Racial Reckoning by Eve Fairbanks. Notice that this is a change in our scheduled order. We have switched The Inheritors and Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt which we will now discuss on September 15.