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No Longer at Ease - Chinua Achebe

1960 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition
A fine and scarce copy of Achebe's novel of personal and moral struggle amid turbulent social conflict, autobiographical in nature and written before he was thirty.

No Longer at Ease tells the story of Obi Okonkwo, a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him part of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. The agony of choosing between traditional values and the demands of a changing world is dramatised with unequalled clarity and poignancy. Still relevant more than fifty years after it was written, this remains a brilliant statement of the challenges facing African society.

'
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death
'

– T.S. Eliot,
The Journey of the Magi. 
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Price HK$ 3,000