154pp., paperback, Reprint, Essex, (1963) 2008
The second novel in the African trilogy by Nigerian novelist, poet, academic and critic Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). The other two novels are Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God.
Obi Okonkwo, an Igbo man, leaves his village for an education in Britain, before entering the colonial Nigerian civil service. Torn between his African culture and a Western lifestyle, he ends up taking a bribe.