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The African Trilogy

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9780307592705
Genre : Fiction
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Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.
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No Longer At Ease

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0435905287
Genre : Fiction
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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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Things Fall Apart

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9780141393964
Genre : Fiction
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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.
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The African Trilogy Box Set 3 Standalones Gripping African Historical Fiction

Author : Peter Rimmer
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Africa changes you FOREVER. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. Read 3 of the novels that will take you back to AFRICA'S most notable and captivating periods. The super addictive trilogy starts here. Ready for the ride? Book 1: Cry of the Fish Eagle Rupert's family is happy and at peace. But a vulnerable future is ahead. Chaos is coming. The Rhodesian War is looming ... Rupert escapes to Rhodesia from the bloody conflict that is terrorizing Europe. His mission is not just duty-driven but a promise to look for an orphaned, young girl. It's a futile search and with time running out he has no choice but to re-join the theatre of war. When peace returns Rupert travels back to Rhodesia to begin anew, to find the orphaned girl and to start a new life. But nothing can prepare him for what is next as we helplessly watch Rupert wade against a chaotic tide of nationalism. Book 2: Vultures in the Wind Luke was close to death. He had been beaten mercilessly and was unrecognizable. They wanted the names of their ANC accomplices. Matthew Gray and Luke Mbeki were born on the same day, spending a brief childhood on an African beach, blissfully ignorant of the outside world. But their youth is severed. Released into the real world, the two now face their future in a country deep in the throes of violent change. Can the rules and discipline of discrimination pull the men apart? Is there any mercy? And what happens when these two eventually cross paths? Book 3: Just the Memory of Love Will he ever find his love again or will she always be just a memory? The war is finally over and for the young and naïve Will Langton, his future is full of exciting adventure and happy dreams. Captivated by a brief, but innocent love affair on the rocks of Dancing Ledge, is shattered in one single moment and she is lost to him. For Will, it's an unbearable pain that he can not hope to escape from and the only means to assuage his sorrow is to run away ... to Africa. "It was as if I was reading my own life, knowing all the areas. I loved it. " "Deeply moving and entertaining read. " "Peter Rimmer writes a very interesting story with good detail on what happened in Southern Africa prior to independence. " " A gripping story that will stay with you long after the end of the book.... " Grab your copy today
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Arrow Of God

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9781101666388
Genre : Fiction
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The second novel in Chinua Achebe’s masterful African trilogy, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease When Things Fall Apart ends, colonial rule has been introduced to Umuofia, and the character of the nation, its values, freedoms, religious and socio-political foundations have substantially and irrevocably been altered. Arrow of God, the second novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, moves the historical narrative forward. This time, the action revolves around Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, which is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. The novel is a meditation on the nature, uses, and responsibility of power and leadership. Ezeulu finds that his authority is increasingly under threat from rivals within his nation and functionaries of the newly established British colonial government. Yet he sees himself as untouchable. He is forced, with tragic consequences, to reconcile conflicting impulses in his own nature—a need to serve the protecting deity of his Umuaro people; a desire to retain control over their religious observances; and a need to gain increased personal power by pushing his authority to the limits. He ultimately fails as he leads his people to their own destruction, and consequently, his personal tragedy arises. Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism.
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The African Trilogy

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9781524705114
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature, the writer who "opened the magic casements of African fiction." The African Trilogy--comprised of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease--is his magnum opus. In these masterly novels, Achebe brilliantly imagines the lives of three generations of an African community as their world is upended by the forces of colonialism from the first arrival of the British to the waning days of empire. The trilogy opens with the groundbreaking Things Fall Apart, the tale of Okonkwo, a hero in his village, whose clashes with missionaries--coupled with his own tragic pride--lead to his fall from grace. Arrow of God takes up the ongoing conflict between continuity and change as Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest, finds his authority is under threat from rivals and colonial functionaries. But he believes himself to be untouchable and is determined to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. Finally, in No Longer at Ease, Okonkwo's grandson, educated in England, returns to a civil-service job in Lagos, only to see his morality erode as he clings to his membership in the ruling elite. Drawing on the traditional Igbo tales of Achebe's youth, The African Trilogy is a literary landmark, a mythic and universal tale of modern Africa. As Toni Morrison wrote, "African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe. For passion, intellect and crystalline prose, he is unsurpassed."
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Contemporary World Literature

Author : Various
ISBN : 0307700828
Genre : Fiction
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An extraordinary collection of renowned world literature including Nobel Prize winners and beloved fiction writers in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers. Titles included: The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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An African Trilogy

Author : Peter Matthiessen
ISBN : 9781448139514
Genre : Fiction
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Matthiessen took part in a number of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and diverse peoples and wildlife. The fruits of these journeys are three of the most impressive essays on the natural world of the late twentieth century. The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild landscapes, peoples and animals, observed in a series of journeys in East Africa, from the Sudan, south through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological sites of the Rift Valley. African Silences recounts two expeditions made to West and Central Africa, including Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the Central African Republic. Sand Rivers describes the Selous game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of the largest, but least-known refuges for animals left on earth, and provides an unforgettable portrait of this area and the fierce, lonely men who created it. These three classic works represent Matthiessen the naturalist at his finest; written an all-encompassing curiosity and knowledge that brings alive the people, places and wildlife he encounters, and updated with a new introduction by the author.
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The Best Ye Breed

Author : Mack Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575102729
Genre : Fiction
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ALEXANDER GHENGIS KHAN NAPOLEON Liberator of North Africa, charismatic conqueror of Islam, in reality he is Homer Crawford, "turncoat" black American sociologist who is determined to lead the Dark Continent into the modern age by whatever means are necessary. Arrayed against him are all the forces of the status quo: the combined military might of the North African states, mercenary hirelings of corrupt oil sheikdoms, Moslem religious fanatics, and the American CIA. Only the people are for El Hassan, and they, only so long as he is victorious.
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Cry Of The Fish Eagle

Author : Peter Rimmer
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HISTORICAL FICTION AT ITS BEST He's been through hell and back but it's over now. With the optimism and enthusiasm of youth, he returns home only to find his dreams are in tatters. Rupert Pengelly briefly escapes to the British colony of Rhodesia from the bloody conflict that is terrorizing Europe. His mission is not just duty-driven but a promise to look for and protect an orphaned, young girl. It is a futile search and with time running out he has no choice but to re-join the theatre of war. When peace returns, exhausted but exhilarated, Rupert travels home to his beloved Cornwall and the farm he loves. But all is not as it seems. He has been cheated out of his inheritance. Devastated and desolate, Rhodesia is his only recourse. To begin anew. But as time passes, nothing prepares him for what is next. Another war is looming. Everything is at risk with death a daily threat and changes are coming with the chaotic tide of nationalism. What does the future hold for Rupert? Is he to face loss and despair once again, and what became of his promise? Peter Rimmer brings to life a turbulent period of history that has unexpected twists and turns keeping you turning the pages. Cry of the Fish Eagle will leave you breathless and yearning for a time gone by. Are you ready for this epic saga? Dont miss out, get your copy of Cry of the Fish Eagle today.
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