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Contemporary African Short Stories

Contemporary African Short Stories - 92 edition

Contemporary African Short Stories - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780435905668

ISBN10: 043590566X

Contemporary African Short Stories by Chinua  Ed. Achebe - ISBN 9780435905668
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Heinemann
Published: 1992
International: No
Contemporary African Short Stories by Chinua  Ed. Achebe - ISBN 9780435905668

ISBN13: 9780435905668

ISBN10: 043590566X

Edition: 92

Summary

Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.

This is Chinua Achebe's classic novel, with more than two million copies sold since its first U. S. publication in 1969. Combining a richly African story with the author's keen awareness of the qualities common to all humanity, Achebe here shows that he is "gloriously gifted, with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent. " -- Nadine Gordimer

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