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A MAN OF THE PEOPLE by  Chinua ACHEBE - First Edition - 1966 - from Excelsa Scripta Rare Books (SKU: 1074)

A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

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A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

by ACHEBE, Chinua

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London: Heinemann, 1966. Hardcover. Good only in very good dust jacket. Small 8vo (8.8 in, 22.4 cm). [vi], [1] 2-166 [167] [3 blanks] pp. First edition: Prominent African author, poet, politician during the Nigerian Civil War, and scholar, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Dominant African novelist, Achebe is noted for the originality, profundity, insight, elegance, and clarity of his works. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards. A Man of the People is his fourth novel: A "hilarious yet disturbing satire on corrupt government and the 'cult of personality.'" - front flap. Cox, African Writers Vol 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Spine ends lightly creased and lightly faded, rear endpapers with paste action, seven margins with inked lines and/or checkmarks, twelve leaves lacking small corner tips, pages and edges faintly foxed, top edge dusty. Dust jacket lightly soiled with lower edges stained. Tight and presentable first edition.

Synopsis

Things Fall Apart is a 1958 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming".

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Bookseller
Excelsa Scripta Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1074
Title
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE
Author
ACHEBE, Chinua
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good only in very good dust jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1966
Bookseller catalogs
Black History;

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edges
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soiled
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spine
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foxed
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leaves
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