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Time: 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Meeting location: 2140 Santa Cruz #B304, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 566-1935. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (650) 566-1935 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   SEPTEMBER 17, 2013: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. 221 pages    Summary from www.amazon.com  

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UNA Events

UNAFF for Seniors films are screened at the Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto. Admission is free.

The UNA Book Club meets on the 3rd Tues day of the month in Menlo Park, focusing on United Nations issues and related topics. See the list of upcoming books, dates, and location.