Reading Group

Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

To complement the work of Kapwani Kiwanga, The Power Plant partners with Toronto’s African Literature Book Club to present a book discussion of a classic of African post-colonial literature, Things Fall Apart (1958), by celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The novel is comprised of two fables in one. In pre-colonial Nigeria, Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Igbo village, falls from grace. Then, following the arrival of aggressive European missionaries, Okonkwo’s people are subjugated by foreign ideologies and customs too powerful to resist.