Tribute to Chinua Achebe: Lagos College to Distribute Free Copies of 'Things Fall Apart'

Tribute to Chinua Achebe: Lagos College to Distribute Free Copies of 'Things Fall Apart'

As a tribute to the renowned nigerian author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, who passed away on March 21, the King's College, Lagos, will on Thursday distribute free copies of his novel, "Things Fall Apart".

The principal, Mr Oladele Olapeju, yesterday said the college would give out more than 1,000 copies to its students at its Cultural Day celebration in Lagos.

He said the event would have the theme 'Our Culture, Our Pride'.

"This year's Cultural Day of the King's College, Lagos, has been dedicated to the late Chinua Achebe, Africa's literary genius.

"We are not only proud of Prof. Achebe's incomparable exploits, we are pre-eminently gratified that it was Nigeria that produced him for the world," he said.

He told NAN that the event would showcase Nigeria's cultural heritage to encourage students to be proud of their country.

Mr Oladele Olapeju also expressed the hope that the distribution of the copies of the novel would promote reading culture among the students and make them to see Achebe as their role model.

Tribute to Chinua Achebe: Lagos College to Distribute Free Copies of 'Things Fall Apart'

The principal said the college would continue to engage in activities that would promote academic excellence.

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