Lecture: "The Igbo and their Perception of God, Human Beings and Creation," Chinua Achebe

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Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Winner of the 2007 Man Booker International Prize, Chinua Achebe will deliver the Third Biennial Blessed Pope John XXIII Lecture Series in Theology and Culture March 23, 25, and 26.

“The Igbo and their Perception of God, Human Beings and Creation” is the central theme of the lecture series with the talk on Monday, March 23, focusing on “God,” the talk on Wednesday, March 25, focusing on “Human Beings” and the talk on Thursday, March 26, focusing on “Creation.” Each lecture will begin at 7:30 PM and will take place in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business.

Widely regarded as the father of modern African literature, Nigerian novelist and poet Achebe is best known for his 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart, which has been listed as one of the most important books of the 20th century.