The African Trilogy
Look Inside. Jan 05, ISBN In No Longer at Ease we meet his grandson, Obi Okonkwo, a young man who was sent to a university in England and has returned, only to clash with the ruling elite to which he now believes he belongs. Arrow of God tells the story of Ezuelu, the chief priest of several Nigerian villages, and his battle with Christian missionaries. In these masterful novels, Achebe brilliantly sets universal tales of personal and moral struggle in the context of the tragic drama of colonization.
As Minister for Culture, the Honourable M. Nanga is 'a man of the people', as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. At first, the contrast between Nanga and Odili, a former pupil who is visiting the ministry, appears huge. 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. Published, prophetically, just days before Nigeria's first attempted coup in , A Man of the People is an essential part of his body of work dealing with modern African history.
This African novel and is one of the first to receive global recognition. Things Fall Apart is a required book in most African schools and is widely studied in global English speaking schools. This novel is seen as one of the truest illustrations of the African experience told from within. Things Fall Apart is about the life of the leader, Okonkwo in a created fictitious village of Umuofia. Its citizens are called Igbo. The story is set in the 19th century and is split into two parts. Due to a complication, Okonkwo was banished from him lands for 7 years.
Literature liberates and leavens our latent learning with limpid lumina. So myself a lustful literary lacky. All About English Literature. For Exclusive Notes and Analyses. First published in — the year after Ghana became the first African nation to gain independence, as Britain, France and Belgium started to recognise the end of colonialism in Africa and began their unseemly withdrawal — Chinua Achebe's debut novel concerns itself with the events surrounding the start of this disastrous chapter in African history.