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Home and Exile

ISBN-10: 0195135067

ISBN-13: 9780195135060

Edition: 2000

Authors: Chinua Achebe

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"Home and Exile" is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience throught the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of the mind, told in words of one of the twentieth century's most gifted writers. Marked by a passionate commitment to political justice, "Home and Exile" brings to life Africa's first fraught encounters with Europe and the rest of the world while unflinchingly depicting the dark side of contemporary African political life.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry. His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82.

Preface
My Home Under Imperial Fire
The Empire Fights Back
Today, the Balance of Stories
Notes
Index