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A Man of the People

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A Man of the People

by Chinua Achebe

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ISBN 10
0385086164
ISBN 13
9780385086165
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday / Anchor Books, 1967. Paperback. First Thus. Edgewear. Foxing to top edge. Spine straight and tight. Creasing at hinges. Interior unmarked. Cover clean. Not from a library. No remainder mark. No tears. 141 pages. Introduction by K. W. J. Post.

Published just days before Nigeria's first attempted coup in 1966, A Man of the People is an essential part of Achebe's body of work. As Minister for Culture, former school teacher M. A. Nanga is a man of the people, as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. When Odili, an idealistic young teacher, visits his former instructor at the ministry, the division between them is vast. But in the eat-and-let-eat atmosphere, Odili's idealism soon collides with his lusts--and the two men's personal and political tauntings threaten to send their country into chaos. When Odili launches a vicious campaign against his former mentor for the same seat in an election, their mutual animosity drives the country to revolution.

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A Man of the People is a 1966 satirical novel by Chinua Achebe. It is Achebe's fourth novel. The novel tells the story of the young and educated Odili, the narrator, and his conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who enters a career in politics in an unnamed modern African country. Odili represents the changing younger generation; Nanga represents the traditional customs of Nigeria.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000007
Title
A Man of the People
Author
Chinua Achebe
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Anchor printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0385086164
ISBN 13
9780385086165
Publisher
Doubleday / Anchor Books
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date published
1967
Keywords
fiction, literature, corruption, government, political, politics, Nigeria, Africa
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Politics & Government; Fiction;
Size
12mo

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