By Chinua Achebe
By means of the popular writer of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and exhibits the colour and vivacity in addition to the violence and corruption of a society making its personal manner among the 2 worlds.
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A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe