Girls at War and Other Stories

Girls at War and Other Stories

by Chinua Achebe


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Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385418966
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 161,069
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) was born in Nigeria. Widely considered to be the father of modern African literature, he is best known for his masterful African Trilogy, consisting of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease. The trilogy tells the story of a single Nigerian community over three generations from first colonial contact to urban migration and the breakdown of traditional cultures. He is also the author of Anthills of the SavannahA Man of the PeopleGirls at War and Other StoriesHome and ExileHopes and ImpedimentsCollected PoemsThe Education of a British-Protected ChildChike and the River, and There Was a Country. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for more than fifteen years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Achebe was the recipient of the Nigerian National Merit Award, Nigeria’s highest award for intellectual achievement. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement.

Table of Contents


The Madman
The Voter
Marriage Is a Private Affair
Chike's School Days
The Sacrificial Egg
Vengeful Creditor
Dead Men's Path
Uncle Ben's Choice
Civil Peace
Sugar Baby
Girls at War

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