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No Longer at Ease
     

No Longer at Ease

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by Chinua Achebe
 

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The story of a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him parts of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. More than thirty years after it was first written, this novel remains a brilliant statement on the challenges still facing African society.

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No Longer at Ease 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wept a single tear. ;-:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can cry no longer. <br> They tell me I'm strong, that I hide my emotions well. <br> If only they knew, <br> That I've run out of tears. <p> I can heed them no longer. <br> They offer me pity gift-wrapped in sympathetic words. <br> So much so, that I suffocate in the discarded piles. <p> I can listen no longer. <br> All I hear is the endless, blank apologies that run on like a river of agony. <br> Better to hear nothing at all. <p> I can comprehend no longer. <br> They say they understand. <br> But it's all lies. <br> All of it. <p> I can feel no longer. <br> They tell me tomkku breath easy. <br> To rest, relax, and forget. <br> The sharp pain that echoes my heart-beat tells me otherwise. <br> Because it cannot be done. I cannot forget. <p> I can live no longer. <br> They tell me after the rain comes a rainbow. <br> But the monsoon has been going on for years. <br> And there's only so much water you can take before you sink. <br> And I've tried bailing, dumping the weight away. <br> But it just keeps on coming. <br> And now it's time to abandon ship. <p> &infin [Anonymous] &infin
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Achebe writes beautifully and is truly a master of his craft. The story is poigniant and displays some of the difficulties faced by a colonized country. Fantastic Nigerian proverbs included.