|Plot Summary of No Longer at Ease|
|"The story explores the conflicts in Obi Okonkwo's life. He is a young man from Eastern Nigeria who has to develop his career in the midst of all his problems. He is pressurised by the men of his tribe, the Umuofia Progressive Union, not to forget his traditions and to pay his dues to they helped him to be educated.
He is also faced with the conflict of adhering to the Christian principle his father Isaac Okonkwo, a staunch Christian, raised him with and the seduction of the so-called “evil Western influences” on the younger Nigeria generation.
Moreover he falls in love with a woman, Clara, who is considered by tribe to be from a cursed family. His parents don't approve of his engagement to her and he has to choose between his love for her or pleasing his family and tribe.
Anelisa Ngcakani, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of No Longer at Ease|
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Tone of book?
Inside culture (main char)
- family young v. old guard
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- African Black
- accused criminal
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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