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Orimili: One Man's Struggle for Power in Pre-Colonial Nigeria

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Orimili takes his name from the great river that flows through his hometown of Kokocha - but while the river flows on to the wider world beyond, Orimili is anchored to his home, and yearns to strengthen those ties further. His ambition is to be accepted in the company of elders, to wear the thick white thread of office around his ankle.

In this first novel, Amechi Akwanya has created a complex community at the point of irrevocable change. With masterly precision and acute insight he delineates the forces that animate human relationships - that bind them and destroy them, and define society.

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Orimili takes his name from the great river that flows through his hometown of Kokocha - but while the river flows on to the wider world beyond, Orimili is anchored to his home, and yearns to strengthen those ties further.

About the Author

Amechi Nicholas Akwanya MA, PhD, was born in 1952 in Awkuzu, near Onitsha, Nigeria. He attended primary school in Awkuzu, and secondary school at All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha. At third level, Akwanya studied philosophy and theology (1972-1980), at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria. He was ordained priest in July 1980, and travelled to Ireland two years later where he studied at Maynooth College, National University of Ireland, between 1982 and 1989. Akwanya gained a BA in English and Geography (1985), an MA in English (1986) and returned to Nigeria in 1989 having achieved a PhD in English. The theme of his doctoral dissertation was 'Structuring and Meaning in the Nigerian Novel.'Akwanya is a member of the International Association for the study of Anglo-Irish literature. He has had work on 'Echewa's Narrative Strategy' published in Nigeria Today (1989), and has produced work on 'The Nigerian, Chinua Achebe's Writing: An Investment in Speech' for The Irish Review. Orimili is Akwanya's first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435906702
Publisher:
Heinemann
Location:
Oxford :
Author:
Akwanya, Amechi Nicholas
Author:
Akwanya, Amechi
Author:
Akwanga, Amechi
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Nigeria History 1900-1960 Fiction.
Series:
African Writers Series
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19910501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
7.81x5.10x.49 in. .37 lbs.

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Orimili: One Man's Struggle for Power in Pre-Colonial Nigeria
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