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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper—another childhood friend—Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic.

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Using the conflict between the city and tribal villages, the ravages of the great African drought, and Third World politics as a compelling backdrop, Achebe weaves a potent drama of modern Africa.

About the Author

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.

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Su'ur Agema, August 4, 2006 (view all comments by Su'ur Agema)
The book is a political satire centred on the fictitious state of Kangan. It revolves around the men in power and their associates. For the first time, an author has written on the upper people while making everything sound a bit casual.
The man does it again and reading the book cannot and never will be regretted.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385260459
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
Africa, Central Politics and government.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
65
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.59 in. .41 lbs.

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