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  • Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...