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The Trouble with Nigeria

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The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria's problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership, because with good leaders Nige ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Fourth Dimension Publishing Co. (first published 1984)
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Udeme Ralph
Brief, concise, interesting and revealing. Surprisingly, Chinua Achebe wrote this book decades ago, but the realities he spoke about are still largely evident today in the present Nigerian society. It seems, therefore, that the book, The Trouble with Nigeria is a prognosis, a prophetic writing with unrivaled effect.
Darkowaa
Simply brilliant. Short and straight to the point. All Africans should read this, especially politicians. We have to do better as a people and this book explains why with such courage, style and wit. Loved it.
Yaw Asare
This is a book not only applicable to Nigeria but Africa as a whole. Should be in the breast pocket of every African leader and citizen. The words in this are a word to the wise.
Mugo
the trouble with nigeria is the same trouble with kenya....
Frankie  Amett-realtor
This book should be re-titled "The Trouble with Africa". An excellent exposé on the reason Africa is the way it is and what we can do to change it.
Ewa
Feb 12, 2011 Ewa marked it as to-read
its a great work from a great literal writer.
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"The trouble with Nigeria is leadership."
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Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religion
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