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The main character of this book is subjected to a grinding series of tragedies which gradually break this small man. By the author of "The Only Son" and "Bridge to a Wedding".
Hardcover, 4 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Heinemann Educational Books
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A wonderful, authentic, moving narrative; one of the best novels in African history, in my opinion. Author Munonye, alas is often undermined, but those who actually read his works know that he belongs to the top drawer. This portrait of a struggling man with assorted problems and intrigues dogging him and his, is one to relish again and again.
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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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