Friday, February 15, 2008

A Tribute to Chinua Achebe

Tuesday | February 26, 2008
8 p.m.

Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, NYC
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of his seminal novel "Things Fall Apart", PEN American Center presents a tribute to Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. On February 26, Chinua Achebe will be joined by Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat, Suheir Hammad, Ha Jin, Colum McCann, and Toni Morrison. The evening will also feature a special performance by the Francesca Harper Dance Project with dancers from the Alvin Ailey School.

This event is presented in collaboration with Bard College and Vintage & Anchor Books, which will publish a 50th Anniversary Edition of this modern classic on February 12, as part of an international celebration of Achebe’s work. Participant books will be on sale at this event.


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