Wednesday, April 14, 2010

June: The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles

When: June 14th, 7:30pm,
Near Heritage LRT

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

May: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

From Wikipedia:
Things Fall Apart is a 1958 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats's poem "The Second Coming".
The novel concerns the life of Okonkwo, a leader and local wrestling champion in Umofia—a fictional group of nine villages in Nigeria, inhabited by the Igbo ethnic group. It also focuses on his three wives, his children (mainly his oldest son Nwoye and his favorite daughter Ezinma), and the influences of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on his traditional Igbo (archaically "Ibo") community during an unspecified time period in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

When: May 10th, 7:30pm,
Sandra's Place, Near Heritage LRT

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