FOUR THURSDAYS: MAY 2, 9, 16, and 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Onyema Nweze

“Where Something stands, there also Something else will stand.” Known for referencing this common Igbo proverb, Chinua Achebe became internationally acclaimed as a Nigerian-born author who brings to life the beliefs and culture of African communities not illustrated in the colonial landscapes seen in European writings of the time. First published in 1958, Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart tells “the story of a strong man” who wrestles with the changing world around him. In the 21st century, when change or “innovation” can be considered an expectation, what lessons can Achebe’s classic work teach about the human condition? Join Onyema Nweze this May in a deep reading and discussion of Achebe’s moving novel.

Registration (four-part series): $125 Nonmembers, $110 Members, $50 Educator Members


ONYEMA NWEZE has been a public school teacher for more than 20 years. In 2011, she earned an M.A. in humanities from the University of Dallas. She is a member of the Teacher’s Advisory Board of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is also a certified reading specialist, as well as a 2006 and 2007 alumnus of the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers. She is working as a secondary English and language arts academic facilitator for the Dallas school district.