No Longer At Ease By Chinua Achebe

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0120200914No Longer at Ease is the classic 1960s novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

It's the story of an Igbo man, Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his village for an education in Britain and then a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but is conflicted between his African culture and Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. The novel is the second work in what is sometimes referred to as the "African trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and preceding Arrow of God.

No Longer at Ease continues many of the themes from Achebe's first novel. Here, the clash between European and traditional cultures has become entrenched during the long period of colonial rule. Obi struggles to balance the demands of his family and village for monetary support while simultaneously keeping up with the materialism of Western society.

Written by Chinua Achebe
Abridged by Jane Rogers

Read by Paterson Joseph
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

Obi Okonkwo stands trial, accused of accepting a twenty dollar bribe.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe.

0220200915No Longer at Ease is the classic 1960s novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

It's the story of an Igbo man, Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his village for an education in Britain and then a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but is conflicted between his African culture and Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. The novel is the second work in what is sometimes referred to as the "African trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and preceding Arrow of God.

No Longer at Ease continues many of the themes from Achebe's first novel. Here, the clash between European and traditional cultures has become entrenched during the long period of colonial rule. Obi struggles to balance the demands of his family and village for monetary support while simultaneously keeping up with the materialism of Western society.

Written by Chinua Achebe
Abridged by Jane Rogers

Read by Paterson Joseph
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

Obi Okonkwo returns to Nigeria after a university education in the UK.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe.

0320200916No Longer at Ease is the classic 1960s novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

It's the story of an Igbo man, Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his village for an education in Britain and then a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but is conflicted between his African culture and Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. The novel is the second work in what is sometimes referred to as the "African trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and preceding Arrow of God.

No Longer at Ease continues many of the themes from Achebe's first novel. Here, the clash between European and traditional cultures has become entrenched during the long period of colonial rule. Obi struggles to balance the demands of his family and village for monetary support while simultaneously keeping up with the materialism of Western society.

Written by Chinua Achebe
Abridged by Jane Rogers

Read by Paterson Joseph
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

Because of his UK university education, Obi lands a job in the Nigerian civil service.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe.

0420200917No Longer at Ease is the classic 1960s novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

It's the story of an Igbo man, Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his village for an education in Britain and then a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but is conflicted between his African culture and Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. The novel is the second work in what is sometimes referred to as the "African trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and preceding Arrow of God.

No Longer at Ease continues many of the themes from Achebe's first novel. Here, the clash between European and traditional cultures has become entrenched during the long period of colonial rule. Obi struggles to balance the demands of his family and village for monetary support while simultaneously keeping up with the materialism of Western society.

Written by Chinua Achebe
Abridged by Jane Rogers

Read by Paterson Joseph
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

Now settled in the Nigerian civil service, Obi receives his first attempt at a bribe.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe.

0520200918No Longer at Ease is the classic 1960s novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

It's the story of an Igbo man, Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his village for an education in Britain and then a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but is conflicted between his African culture and Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. The novel is the second work in what is sometimes referred to as the "African trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and preceding Arrow of God.

No Longer at Ease continues many of the themes from Achebe's first novel. Here, the clash between European and traditional cultures has become entrenched during the long period of colonial rule. Obi struggles to balance the demands of his family and village for monetary support while simultaneously keeping up with the materialism of Western society.

Written by Chinua Achebe
Abridged by Jane Rogers

Read by Paterson Joseph
Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

Obi's mother is ill and he must return to his village. He also has some important news.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe.