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Girls at War and Other Stories

Girls at War and Other Stories - 73 edition

Girls at War and Other Stories - 73 edition

ISBN13: 9780385418966

ISBN10: 0385418965

Girls at War and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe - ISBN 9780385418966
Edition: 73
Copyright: 1973
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published:
International: No
Girls at War and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe - ISBN 9780385418966

ISBN13: 9780385418966

ISBN10: 0385418965

Edition: 73

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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