Many Voices Reading Circle-October Book Selection

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The October Book Selection is “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. The Reading Circle will meet at the home of Sally Cummings on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact Sally at 201-816- 8841 for directions.

 

About the book (an excerpt from Amazon):

Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo’s world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.

 

If you choose to purchase the book please usew the Amazon link on this website. A portion of the sale will benefit the congregation.