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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.
Category: Fiction

No Longer At Ease

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9780307803597
Genre : Fiction
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A classic story of moral struggle in an age of turbulent social change and the final book in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy 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. No Longer at Ease, the third and concluding novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, depicts the uncertainties that beset the nation of Nigeria, as independence from colonial rule loomed near. In Obi Okonkwo’s experiences, the ambiguities, pitfalls, and temptations of a rapidly evolving society are revealed. He is part of a ruling Nigerian elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. His fate, however, overtakes him as he finds himself trapped between the expectation of his family, his village—both representations of the traditional world of his ancestors—and the colonial world. A story of a man lost in cultural limbo, and a nation entering a new age of disillusionment, No Longer at Ease is a powerful metaphor for his generation of young Nigerians.
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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.
Category: Fiction

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.
Category: Fiction

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."
Category: Fiction

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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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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Exile Book One Of The Africa Trilogy

Author : Jakob Ejersbo
ISBN : 9781623655495
Genre : Fiction
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For the vagabond pack of ex-pat Europeans, Indian Tanzanians and wealthy Africans at Moshi's International School, it's all about getting high, getting drunk and getting laid. Their parents--drug dealers, mercenaries and farmers gone to seed--are too dead inside to give a damn. Outwardly free but empty at heart, privileged but out of place, these kids are lost, trapped in a land without hope. They can try to get out, but something will always drag them back--where can you go when you believe in nothing and belong to nowhere?
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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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Girl With The Golden Voice

Author : Carl Hancock
ISBN : 1921829303
Genre : Domestic fiction
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In the early years of the twentieth century, the rich English aristocrat, Lord Delamere, led a group of well-off pioneers out of the northern deserts into the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. He immediately fell in love with its spectacular grandeur and its fe
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