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WASHINGTON (October 23, 2008) – The Howard University Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, the African Studies Department, and the Library of Congress recently co-hosted a symposium and celebratory evening program in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the internationally acclaimed novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The day long symposium featured prominent scholars, writers, and critics of African literature.
WHO: Featured speakers include Ghanaian author and playwright Ama Ata Aidoo, Dr. Ali Mazrui, Albert Schweitzer, Professor of Humanities at Binghamton University, Dr. Simon Gikandi, and Robert Schirmer, Professor of English at Princeton University. Participating Howard University faculty include: Dr. Mbye Cham, Dr. Eleanor Traylor, Dr. Victoria Arana-Robinson and Dr. Jeanne Toungara.
 WHAT: A symposium and special exhibit in honor of Things Fall Apart. Featured speakers include internationally acclaimed author Chinua Achebe. Howard University faculty will revisit the nature and scope of Achebe’s groundbreaking novel, assessing its importance then and now. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

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