No Longer at Ease

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No Longer at Ease

By Chinua Achebe

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385474559, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 1994

The second book in Achebe's African trilogy: A classic story of personal and moral struggle as well as turbulent social conflict.
When Obi Okonkwo grandson of Okonkwo, the main character in "Things Fall Apart" returns to Nigeria from England in the 1950s, his foreign education separates him from his African roots. He's becoming a part of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. Forced to choose between traditional values and the demands of a changing world, he finds himself trapped between the expectations of his family, his village, and the larger society around him. With unequaled clarity and poignancy, Chinua Achebe's "No Longer at Ease "remains a brilliant statement of the challenges facing Nigeria today.

About the Author
Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He has published novels, short stories, essays, and children's books. His volume of poetry Christmas in Biafra" was the joint winner of the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Of his novels, Arrow of God "won the New Statesman"-Jock Campbell Award, and Anthills of the Savannah" was a finalist for the 1987 Man Booker Prize. Things Fall Apart", Achebe's masterpiece, has been published in fifty different languages and has sold more than ten million copies internationally since its first publication in 1958. Achebe is the recipient of the Nigerian National Merit Award, Nigeria's highest award for intellectual achievement. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize. He died in March 2013.