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No Longer at Ease: 03/14/17
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe is the second in the African Trilogy. Really it should be the Nigerian Trilogy as that's where it's set. Regardless of the vagueness of the series title, it's the sequel to Things Fall Apart.
The first book chronicles the upheaval of the Ibo culture with the arrival of British Missionaries. Now the British are a permanent fixture and Okonkwo has returned from receiving a university education in England. He comes home optimistic that he can take lessons from both cultures to make his village and country better.
What he finds instead is that he no longer fits. He's not completely Ibo but also not British. His loyalties lie with this homeland but he has fallen out of step with them.