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              Books by Chinua Achebe

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              Things Fall Apart
                

              Things Fall Apart (Hardback, 1st New edition)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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              One of a series of fiction titles for schools. Okonkwo, a man of the Ibo tribe in Nigeria at the end of the last century, is a person of substance, character and promise, but he and his people are doomed to be destroyed - both from within the tribe and by the arrival of the white... man.
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              ISBN 9780435121624
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series New Windmills KS4
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              A Grain of Wheat
               

              A Grain of Wheat (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wa Thiong'o, Ngugi; Introduction by Gurnah, Abdulrazak; Series edited by Achebe, Chinua

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              Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a... man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds, one in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.
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              ISBN 9780143106760
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Penguin African Writers Series
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              Arrow of God
                

              Arrow of God (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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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-politic...al 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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              ISBN 9780385014809
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Education of a British-Protected Child

              The Education of a British-Protected Child (Paperback)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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              Gives us a portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground', interrogating both the author's happy memories of reading English adventure stories in secondary school and also the harsher truths of colonial rule.

              ISBN 9780141043616
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Anthills of the Savannah
               

              Anthills of the Savannah (Paperback, New edition)

              By Achebe, Chinua; Introduction by Jaggi, Maya

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              Offers a frightening look at oil-boom Nigeria, a world of robberies, road blocks and intimidation in which those who are meant to be protecting a country's citizens are in reality supervising the looting.

              ISBN 9780141186900
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              An Image of Africa

              An Image of Africa (Paperback)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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              Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes The Trouble with Nigeria , the author's searing outpouring of his frustra...tions with his country.
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              ISBN 9780141192581
              Released NZ 13 Sep 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Great Ideas
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              No Longer at Ease
               

              No Longer at Ease (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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              The story of a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him parts of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. More than thirty years after it was first written, this novel remains a brilliant statement on the challenges still facing... African society.
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              ISBN 9780385474559
              Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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              Africa's Tarnished Name

              Africa's Tarnished Name (Paperback)

              By Achebe, Chinua

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              He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing Africa spoken about by othersElectrifying essays on the history, complexity, diversity of a continent, from the father of modern African literature.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spi...rit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Stevie Smith; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outerspace.
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              ISBN 9780241338834
              Released NZ 26 Feb 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Penguin Modern
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              A Man of the People
               

              A Man of the People (Paperback, Re-issue ed)

              By Achebe, Chinua; Introduction by Maier, Karl

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              Chief the Honourable M.A. Nanga, MP, left his job as a teacher to become a politician. As Minister for Culture, he is a man of the people . At first, the contrast between Nanga and Odili, a former pupil who is visiting the Ministry appears huge. But Odili's idealism soon collides... with his lusts.
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              ISBN 9780141186894
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              The River Between

              The River Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By wa Thiong'o, Ngugi; Introduction by Iweala, Uzodinma; Series edited by Achebe, Chinua

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              A powerful novel by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize contender--the latest in the Penguin African Writers Series A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned. Th...e River Between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement. Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it.
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              ISBN 9780143107491
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Penguin African Writers Series
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