“No Longer at Ease” by Chinua Achebe is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that continues the exploration of postcolonial Africa and the clash between traditional values and modernity. Set in Nigeria during the 1960s, the story follows the life of Obi Okonkwo, a young and educated man who has returned to his homeland after studying in England.
This four-essay collection by Chinua Achebe is a masterful work of unapologetic genius. I loved every single word of it.
In the first essay “What is Nigeria to Me?” written in 2008, Achebe wholeheartedly opens up about his own personal and complex relationship with his country. He said it best when he wrote: