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Things Fall Apart - Chinua AchebeBy popular request Tompkins County Public Library hosts the 4th annual Community Reading. The library, working in cooperation with Cornell University's New Student Reading Project, brings Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart to Ithaca and Tompkins County. [Press Release]

Copies of the Cornell edition of Things Fall Apart are now available in the library. Additional copies are being distributed to the community libraries in Danby, Caroline and Lansing, to the rural libraries in Trumansburg, Groton, Dryden and Newfield and can be borrowed through the Finger Lakes Library system.

Tompkins County Public Library also has sets of copies for reading groups, community centers and other organizations interested in joining this year's Community Reading. For more information about these books please contact Sarah Glogowski at 272-4557 ext. 255 or sglogowski@tcpl.org.




Chinua Achebe took the title of Things Fall Apart from a line in William Butler Yeats' poem, The Second Coming. The poem was written in 1919, just after World War I and the being of communism and fascism, and during a time when Yeats was interested in mystical philosophy. Read the poem.

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