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  • Collected Poemsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    A collection of poetry spanning the full range of the African-born author's acclaimed career has been updated to include seven never-before-published works, as well as much of his early poetry that explores such themes as the African consciousness, the tragedy of Biafra, and the mysteries of human relationships. more...

  • Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    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...

  • No Longer at Easeby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    The pieces here span reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics, and on Achebe's lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa' for its own authorship. For the first thirty years of his life, before Nigeria's independence in 1960, Achebe was officially defined as a 'British Protected... more...

  • Hopes and Impedimentsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice... more...

  • Girls at Warby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Anthills of the Savannahby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper—another... more...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes this long-awaited memoir recalling Chinua Achebe's personal experiences of and reflections on the Biafran War, one of Nigeria's most tragic civil wars Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart , was a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp... more...

  • No Longer at Easeby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption. Obi manages to resist the bribes that are offered to him, but when he falls in love with an... more...

  • Arrow of Godby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    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...