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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Great giftUser Review - nixmom55 - Overstock.com
This book was for my son who has several of Chinua Achebes books. I wanted him to have another book so I went to the best place for the best prices and the book was there! Read full review
About the Author
Other editions - View all
Anata Anyway Arrow of God asked Azoge beautiful began Biafran War Bori called Chief Koko Chief Nanga Chief the Honourable Chinua Achebe chop coffee cook couldn crowd didn door Edna Edna’s egusi Elsie eyes face father feel fellow felt girl hadn hand happened head hear heard highlife hospital Jalio Jean Josiah kind knew lappa laughed laughter look loudspeakers M. A. Nanga man’s marry matter Max’s mind Minister Minister’s morning mother never Nigeria night noticed Nwege Odili party people’s pidgin pounds remember Samalu seemed shouted sitting smile soon Sorrows of Satan speech stood story talk talk talk teacher tell thing thought told took troway Urua village voice waiting wasn’t Wetin white American wife woman Women’s wondered words