Things Fall Apart

The New Student Reading Project at Cornell University is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year with Nigerian author Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart.
Chinua Achebe at Cornell

* View Chinua Achebe's reading at the Statler.
* The Office of the Provost has announced the 10 essay contest winners.

This universal tale of human nature and its foibles is woven by Achebe into the particular historical moment when the arrival of European missionaries and colonial officials threaten the very foundations of Ibo tribal life. Read more about the book...

This website is your portal to Things Fall Apart, as well as all the activities and details of the events surrounding our reading of this important novel. Please use this site to explore some of the activities going on throughout Cornell and surrounding communities.


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