Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart @ National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington [15 March]

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart

18:30 - 20:30

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National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
950 Independence Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20013
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart:
The Ongoing Legacy of Chinua Achebe in Contemporary Art and the Current Moment

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Please join us as we celebrate the life, work, and ongoing legacy of Chinua Achebe with a conversation between renowned Nigerian-American contemporary artist Victor Ekpuk and Chinua Achebe’s daughter, esteemed historian Nwando Achebe. Ekpuk will discuss how he draws upon and advances nsibidi philosophy and writing systems in his colorful re-creations of the cover art for the 60th anniversary edition of Achebe’s ground-breaking trilogy, Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, and Arrow of God. Achebe will share discuss her father’s legacy in connection to African history and current moment in global affairs.

In collaboration with Penguin Random House

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