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The Only Son

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An only son is wooed from a possessive mother by an enterprising and persistent Catholic mission in Nigeria. By the author of Oil Man of Obange.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1966 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published June 1966)
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Sep 02, 2012 Tom rated it really liked it
This is a very good book. I stumbled upon it at the college library and I noticed it hadn't been taken out for a while. Sadly, this is symptomatic of may college students these days: their curiosity is moribund. But I am happy I read this book.

It produced in me the same sense of tragedy and sadness that J.M. Coetzee's "Waiting for the Barbarians" did in that an outside/foreign influence (in this case, the church) makes inroads into breaking the cultural traditions and norms of Nade, the setting
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An important important Igbo writer and one of the most important Nigerian writers of the twentieth of century. Educated at the University of Ibadan and the Institute of Education, London. He retired as the head of the Advanced Teacher Training College, Owerri.

John Munonye, unlike some of his contemporaries professed a love for optimism in the face of colonial onslaught on traditional values. To hi
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