No Longer at Ease (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Sep 28, 2011 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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 elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. Forced to choose between traditional values and the demands of a changing world, he finds himself trapped between the expectations of his family, his village, and the larger society around him. With unequaled clarity and poignancy, Chinua Achebe's No Longer at Ease remains a brilliant statement of the challenges facing Nigeria today.

  

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Review: No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Nelson Lowhim - Goodreads

Holy... I loved things fall apart. Heard that this was the second book in the trilogy and picked it up. As good as Fall Apart was, this is a level above. Simply in awe of the crisp language, the ... Read full review

Review: No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Anisha - Goodreads

At face value, No Longer at Ease is a straightforward backstory of a man's eventual corruption. Achebe, however, masterfully and efficaciously weaves intricacies into his tale, encouraging the reader ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
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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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