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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.95
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98
Ezeulu, headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning to find his authority increasingly under threat - from his rivals in the tribe, from those in the white government and even from his own family. Yet he still feels he must be untouchable - surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
The second book in Achebe's "African trilogy": A classic story of personal and moral struggle as well as turbulent social conflict. When Obi Okonkwo?grandson of Okonkwo, the main character in Things Fall Apart ?returns to Nigeria from England in the 1950s, his foreign education separates him from his African roots. He's become a part of a ruling... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays?his first new book in more than twenty years. Chinua Achebe?s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
?A magical writer?one of the greatest of the twentieth century.? ?Margaret Atwood ?The father of African literature in the English language and undoubtedly one of the most important writers of the second half of the 20th century.? ?Caryl Phillips, The Observer ?Chinua Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent.?... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 17.95
By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart , this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color 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 politians against the new intelellectual... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.95
Achebe writes about the political and social problems facing newly independent African states. Anthills of the Savannah transports the reader to the West African country of Kangan, a fictional Nigeria, in the wake of a revolutionary coup that overthrew a dictator. Achebe discusses the strict balance of power that must be maintained in order to sustain... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.95
In this novel, the so-called sequal to Things Fall Apart Achebe creates a classic story of both personal and moral struggle, and turbulent social conflict. Written before Achebe was thirty, No Longer at Ease tell the story of Obi Okonowo, a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him a part of a ruling... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 19.95
Achebe?s first new book in more than twenty years ? a new collection of autobiographical essays from the world-renowned author of Things Fall Apart . Chinua Achebe?s characteristically measured and subtle voice is ever-present in these seventeen, beautifully nuanced pieces. The Education of a British-Protected Child offers a vivid portrait of growing... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 16.95
THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a ?strong man? of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the... more...