No Longer at Ease

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Heinemann, 1987 - Fiction - 153 pages
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Annotation After studying in Britain, Obi returns to Nigeria full of high principles. He is, however, forced to adjust his moral values and succumb to the pressures of a corrupt society. Achebe uses the 'fall' of one man, a descendent of the hero in Things Fall Apar.

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Obi is on trial for accepting a bribe. Achebe examines his life and themes of colonial and post colonial relationships between Nigerians and the white English as well as the conflict between tribal ... Read full review

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It's been awhile since I read Things Fall Apart--one of the best books I think I've read, in many ways. No Longer at Ease perhaps lacks some of the emotional impact of the first book, but it is a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
27
Section 5
35
Section 6
50
Section 7
57
Section 8
58
Section 13
95
Section 14
105
Section 15
112
Section 16
118
Section 17
126
Section 18
127
Section 19
133
Section 20
139

Section 9
70
Section 10
76
Section 11
77
Section 12
87
Section 21
144
Section 22
150
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About the author (1987)

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry. His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82.

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