Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin (2009-2010)
Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin took place during the 2009-2010 academic year, when high school and college classes from across the state read and explored Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
- Chinua Achebe overview
- Characters in Things Fall Apart
- Teaching Colonial Representation
- "The Second Coming" (Yeats) handout
- "The White Man's Burden" (Kipling) handout
- Our Living Ancestor: Chris Abani Remembers Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin was sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for Humanities, Division of Continuing Studies, African Studies Program, and the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science. With generous support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Evjue Foundation, the Charitable Arm of The Capital Times, and Vintage/Anchor Books.
2009-2010 Annual Conference Keynote: Chris Abani
Chris Abani is a Nigerian novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. He earned his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. His works include The Secret History of Las Vegas (2014), The Virgin Flames (2007), Hands Washing Water (2006), and Graceland (2004). He was awarded the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award and a Guggenheim Award, among others. Abani met with students and answered questions at our student conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.