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Hopes and Impediments

(1989)
Essays
A non fiction book by

 
 
Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.

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September 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hopes & Impediments
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-385-24730-3 / 978-0-385-24730-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

December 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopes and Impediments: Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-435-91000-0 / 978-0-435-91000-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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September 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 0-385-41479-X / 978-0-385-41479-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays
Author(s): Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin Books
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