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Tuesday Learning - Book Club
Tuesday Learning - Book Club

Tue, Apr 16



Tuesday Learning - Book Club

Book of the Month: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Led by Eshe Mercer-James

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Toronto, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6, Canada

About the Event

Whether you're a seasoned book club enthusiast or a beginner, all are welcome to partake in Jamii's Book Club! In April, embark with us on a literary journey with 'Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe (first published in 1958) – a novel depicting pre-colonial life in Igboland (modern-day southeastern Nigeria) and the subsequent arrival of European missionaries and colonial forces in the late 19th century. Uniquely and richly African, the novel reveals Achebe's keen awareness of the human qualities common to people of all times and places. Join us in reading this book, and participate in an enlightening conversation led by the passionate literature professor, Eshe Mercer-James.  Reserve your spot and let the captivating journey begin!

Jamii does not provide the book, you can find it at the Toronto Public Library or retailers.

ESHE MERCER-JAMES Eshe has taught literature courses at both York and Trent Universities and also works with the Canadian Language Museum. Her Ph.D. dissertation, Framing Standard and Dialect in Black Women’s Novels (2021), was nominated for the Mary McEwan Memorial Award, a prize for feminist scholarship.

As part of the Tuesday Learning Workshop Series, the Book Club is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Metcalf Foundation, Rama Gaming House, and Charitable Gaming.

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