News and Events
Achebe Comes to Cornell
Barton Hall Panel Discussion
Sunday 21 August, 3:30-5:00, Barton Hall
Events at Tompkins County Public Library
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2-4 pm, Borg-Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library. Professor Chima Anyadike from Cornell will speak on Balance and Belief in Things Fall Apart.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 , 7 pm, Borg-Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library. Beyond Yeats, Achebe and "Coming Apart". Renowned Cornell Professor, author and poet Robert Morgan will facilitate a discussion of the William Butler Yeats poem "The Second Coming," and its role in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Professor Morgan, author of Gap Greek and winner of several awards for his prose and poetry, will provide his own interpretation of the poem and how it's tied to Achebe's work. Participants will be able to share their comments and ask questions about "The Second Coming," its substance and structure and its role in the book.
More events at Tompkins County Public Library.
Cornell University News Service
Famed novelist Chinua Achebe meets with student winners of 'Things Fall Apart' essay contest, September 19, 2005
'Things Fall Apart' author Chinua Achebe to give reading on campus Sept. 15, August 31, 2005
Students and faculty come together for 'Things Fall Apart', August 23,2005
New students and faculty throng to Barton Hall to discuss Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart', August 12, 2005 http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Aug05/ThingsFall
The novel 'Things Fall Apart' brings people together as 59 high schools statewide and 24,000 Cornell alumni sign on for annual reading, May 6, 2005
Achebe's Things Fall Apart is text for 2005 student reading project,
Cornell University Library
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
In conjuction with Things Fall Apart, the Johnson Museum of Art will have two works by Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, The Inevitable and Funeral and Crescent, on view on the Museum's the first floor. During the month of September, several of the Ibo artifacts featured on the multimedia page will also be on public display in the study gallery case on floor 2L in the Museum.
For more invormation about these and other events at the Johnson Museum of Art please visit the events site listed below.
"A proud heart can survive general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone." (p. 24)