A Man of the People
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 generation, and a mentor and his protegee must wage the war. Achebe details one society's struggle with the inner turmoil created in the wake of the new-found freedom from the colonial order. This is a story about national identity and political unity.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Man of the PeopleUser Review - Goodreads
I cannot BELIEVE Achebe wrote this! There has to be some mistake. I can't...I don't understand. What went so wrong? A terrible novel with stock characterization, pretensions to post-colonial irony and ... Read full review
Review: A Man of the PeopleUser Review - Jonathan Morrow - Goodreads
Very good portrayal of corrupt post-colonial politics, with themes that are still being played out all over the world today, but particularly in Africa. It's a pretty pessimistic book, but given the ... Read full review
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