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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141394008
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

A Man of the People



'A bitter yet funny satire ... probably the best book to come out of West Africa' Anthony Burgess

As Minister for Culture, the Honourable M. A. Nanga is 'a man of the people', as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. At first, the contrast between Nanga and Odili, a former pupil who is visiting the ministry, appears huge. But in the 'eat-and-let-eat' atmosphere, Odili's idealism soon collides with his lusts - and the two men's personal and political tauntings threaten to send their country into chaos. Published, prophetically, just days before Nigeria's first attempted coup in 1966, A Man of the People is an essential part of his body of work dealing with modern African history.

  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141394008
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Chinua Achebe

Born in 1930, Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is probably black Africa's most widely read novelist. His first work, Things Fall Apart, is regarded as a classic of world literature and has been translated into 40 languages.

Introducer Biography:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria and now lives in the United States. She is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sunand The Thing Around Your Neck.

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