Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani

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Chinua Achebe has been called the father of modern African literature. He’s here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous novel, Things Fall Apart. And the acclaimed young Nigerian novelist Chris Abani talks about Achebe's influence on his own work.

Event: Chinua Achebe, Chris Abani, Toni Morrison, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edwidge Danticat, and Ha Jin will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Things Fall Apart
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 pm
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Presented by the PEN American Center
Tickets and info at, or call (212) 840-2824

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