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Things Fall Apart

The African Trilogy (Book 1)

Chinua Achebe

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Heart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes o... View details

1869 Conrad’s father dies, also of tuberculosis; Conrad is adopted by his maternal uncle, Tadeusz Bobrowski, who lives in Poland. The completion of the Suez Canal effectively links the Mediterranean a...
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists-a haunting story of love and war

Recipient of the Women's Prize for Fiction "Winner of Winners" award

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi ... View details

Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to himself in his office, did not always return greetings, and had too much hair. Ugwu's aunty said this in a low ...
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Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on h... View details

THE NIGHT EFFIA OTCHER was born into the musky heat of Fanteland, a fire raged through the woods just outside her father’s compound. It moved quickly, tearing a path for days. It lived off the air; it...
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From the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun-the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, the overseas experience for... View details

Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, ...
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This story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that a... View details

IMAGINE A RUIN so strange it must never have happened. First, picture the forest. I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees. The trees are columns of slick, brindled bark like muscular an...
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"One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation." -Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker

From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged li... View details

Papa always sat in the front pew for Mass, at the end beside the middle aisle, with Mama, Jaja, and me sitting next to him. He was first to receive communion. Most people did not kneel to receive comm...
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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

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An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

"[The God of Small Things] offers such magic, mystery, and sadne... View details

May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolu...
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"My favorite novel." -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"A magical writer-one of the greatest of the twentieth century." -Margaret Atwood

"African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe." -Toni Morrison

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This was the third nightfall since he began to look for signs of the new moon. He knew it would come today but he always began his watch three days early because he must not take a risk. In this seaso...
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"The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time." -The New Republic

"A beautiful novel…its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling, and... View details

THERE IS A lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. The road climbs seven miles into them, to Carisbroo...
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In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company's ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo, Leopold II's vast new African colony. Incoming ships wer... View details

ON JANUARY 28, 1841, a quarter-century after Tuckey's failed expedition, the man who would spectacularly accomplish what Tuckey tried to do was born in the small Welsh market town of Denbigh. He was e...
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