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  • Arrow of Godby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • A Man of the Peopleby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • Anthills of the Savannahby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • No Longer at Easeby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • Chike and the Riverby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.00

    The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped. Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn?t have the sixpence he needs to pay for the ferry ride. With the help of his friend S.M.O.G., he embarks on a... more...

  • Girls at War and Other Storiesby Chinua Achebe

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 17.95

    Girls at War and Other Stories reveals the essence of life in Nigeria and traces twenty years in the literary career of one of the twentieth century's most acclaimed writers. In this collection of stories, which display an astonishing range of experience, Chinua Achebe takes us inside the heart and soul of a people whose pride and ideals must... more...

  • Arrow of Godby Chinua Achebe

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son. The third book in Achebe's "African Trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease , Arrow of God is the story of Ezeulu, the chief... more...

  • No Longer at Easeby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    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...