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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.
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435905347
  • Publisher: Pearson (UK)
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1

Meet the Author

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.
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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    Will R.    This book shows how things work in Africa, and the le

    Will R.
       This book shows how things work in Africa, and the lesson is that you can always stand your ground. It was very good, and it had everything a book should have. It had theme, story, and a lesson. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2007

    Get past the first 25 pages

    I thought this book was difficult at first but once the characters were established it became easier to follow...even enjoyable. I would have never read it on my own but it's a book that will expand your 'reading horizons'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2003

    jolly good novel

    a man of the people focuses on real political issues splendidly , through the use of satire and it really is an eye openner of how politics is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    Try to understand this one, thats a challenge with in its self!!!

    It was ok, recomended? ,,,no!!!! One to read only if necessary~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2000

    It Rocked

    the book was good funny nice satire

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