Colonial and Postcolonial Novels


Name Email Phone
John and Jan Kinar 608-238-2826

This semester we will read three novels that deal with colonial and postcolonial themes:

Title Author ISBN Number
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 9780385474542
Waiting for the Barbarians J.M. Coetzee 9780143116929
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie 9780812976533

The first two novels this semester look at the impact of colonialism in Africa.  The third novel explores India's transition from British colonialism to independence to partition. 


Fitchburg Senior Center

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Start Date

 Oct 5, 2018

End Date

 Dec 14, 2018


 Regular participation and discussion

Class Size


Class notes

# of Sessions: 10

Pre-registration is required.  Contact via email the coordinators.  A waiting list may be created if more than 14 people register.

Pre-Class Assignment.  For the first class meeting read and be prepared to discuss up to page 109 in Things Fall Apart.  We will finish the book in the second class and then spend two weeks on Waiting for the Barbarians.


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