Invitation to World Literature

Things Fall Apart

Season 1, Episode 10 of 13

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. Cast members include playwright and professor Tess Onwueme and theater director Chuck Mike.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
12/10/2010
5 p.m.
9/8/2018
8:30 p.m.
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