Along the way, from eating his first skewer of suya under the shade of a mango tree, he is exposed to a range of new experiences that are both thrilling and terrifying, to visiting the village magician who promises to double the money in his pocket. Once he finally makes it across the river, Chike realizes that life on the other side is far different from his expectations, and he must find the courage within him to make it home.
Chike and the River #ad - Chike and the river is a magical tale of boundaries, and growth, bravery, by Chinua Achebe, one of the world’s most beloved and admired storytellers. But where would he get the money? He did not know.
A Man of the PeoplePenguin Books #ad - Published, just days before nigeria's first attempted coup in 1966, prophetically, A Man of the People is an essential part of Achebe’s body of work. But in the eat-and-let-eat atmosphere, Odili's idealism soon collides with his lusts—and the two men's personal and political tauntings threaten to send their country into chaos.
A Man of the People #ad - When odili, visits his former instructor at the ministry, an idealistic young teacher, the division between them is vast. When odili launches a vicious campaign against his former mentor for the same seat in an election, their mutual animosity drives the country to revolution. Nanga is a man of the people, as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist.
From the renowned author of the african trilogy, a political satire about an unnamed African country navigating a path between violence and corruption As Minister for Culture, former school teacher M. A.
Arrow of GodPenguin Books #ad - 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. The second novel in chinua achebe’s masterful african trilogy, freedoms, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease When Things Fall Apart ends, and the character of the nation, its values, colonial rule has been introduced to Umuofia, 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. 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.
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Anthills of the Savannah #ad - Chris oriko is a member of the president's cabinet for life, and one of the leader's oldest friends. A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship.
Girls at War: And Other StoriesPenguin Books #ad - Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.
There Was a Country: A MemoirPenguin Books #ad - There Was a Country: A Memoir #ad - Decades in the making, there was a country is a towering account of one of modern Africa’s most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage left an enduring stamp on world literature. From the legendary author of things fall apart—a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, of 1967–1970, also known as the Biafran War, and its destruction in a tragic civil warFor more than forty years, Chinua Achebe maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry.
. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe’s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.
No Longer at Ease African Trilogy, Book 2Penguin Books #ad - His fate, overtakes him as he finds himself trapped between the expectation of his family, however, 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.
. 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. A classic story of moral struggle in an age of turbulent social change and the final book in Chinua Achebe’s The African TrilogyWhen Obi Okonkwo, the main character in Things Fall Apart returns to Nigeria from England in the 1950s, grandson of Okonkwo, his foreign education separates him from his African roots.
No Longer at Ease African Trilogy, Book 2 #ad - No longer at ease, depicts the uncertainties that beset the nation of Nigeria, the third and concluding novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, as independence from colonial rule loomed near.
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Ideal forkids 10+ and their parentsstudentsteachersanyone who wants to start learning or teaching computer programming. It is a problem solving process that involves learning how to code! This book teaches computational and algorithmic thinking by taking very seriously one thing for granted—that the reader knows absolutely nothing about computer programming!Python is unquestionably a very popular programming language and this book can help you enter the programming world with Python.
Bronze and SunflowerCandlewick Press #ad - Bronze and sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, best-selling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. Until sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn’t spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire.
Bronze and Sunflower #ad - . Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Translated from mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.
Hopes and Impediments: Selected EssaysPenguin Books #ad - Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays #ad - He reveals the impediments that still stand in the way of open, equal dialogue between Africans and Europeans, between blacks and whites, but also instills us with hope that they will soon be overcome. For achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice in Western society.
. One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years.
Cry, Heart, But Never BreakEnchanted Lion Books #ad - And he comes with enough time to share a story with the children that helps them to realize the value of loss to life and the importance of being able to say goodbye. Glenn ringtved is a best-selling and award-winning Danish children's author, whose books have been widely translated. Charlotte pardi is a well-beloved Danish illustrator, who has created numerous books since her first picture book in 2000
Robert Moulthrop is a published playwright. He comes gently, naturally. But death does arrive all the same, as it must. Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. He lives in greenwich Village, New York City.