Chinua achebe no longer at ease book

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No Longer at Ease

Obi Okonkwo is a young man, about twenty-six years old, who returns to Nigeria after studying in England at a university for four years. No Longer At Ease, begins with a trial against Obi that takes place a while after his return, and the novel then works its way backward to explain how Obi has come to be charged with accepting a bribe. The Umuofia Progressive Union U. U has given Obi a scholarship to study law in England, a scholarship that Obi has to pay back upon his return. And, thus, he leaves for England, stopping in Lagos on the way out.
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No Longer at Ease

A look at the struggle between African and Western cultures in Nigeria right before Independence as told from an English educated Nigerian's life. Obi is on trial for accepting a bribe. Achebe examines his life and themes of colonial and post colonial relationships between Nigerians and the white English as well as the conflict between tribal He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from to After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in

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Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption. Obi manages to resist the bribes that are offered to him, but when he falls in love with an unsuitable girl - to the disapproval of his parents - he sinks further into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape. Showing a man lost in cultural limbo, and a Nigeria entering a new age of disillusionment, No Longer at Ease concludes Achebe's remarkable trilogy charting three generations of an African community under the impact of colonialism, the first two volumes of which are Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in

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