From the renowned author of The African Trilogy, a political satire about an unnamed African country navigating a path between violence and corruption
This novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the colour and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds. In the landscape of Western Africa, two political traditions collide the old bush politicians against the new intellectual generation, and a mentor and his protegee must wage the war. Achebe details one society’s struggle with the inner turmoil created in the wake of the newfound freedom from the colonial order. This is a story about national identity and political unity.
“One of the first of the independent nations’ novelists, Chinua Achebe proves to possess one of those natural talents for creating life that older, ex-colonials should admire.” – Kirkus Reviews
Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is probably black Africa’s most widely read novelist. His first work, Things Fall Apart, is regarded as a classic of world literature and has been translated into 40 languages. Achebe’s novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era.
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