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No Longer At Ease

No Longer At Ease


by Chinua Achebe

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Identity Quotes

Obi's listlessness did not show any signs of decreasing even when the judge began to sum up. It was only when he said: "I cannot comprehend how a young man of your education and brilliant promise c...

Duty Quotes

Everybody was properly dressed in aghada or European suit except the guest of honor, who appeared in his shirtsleeves because of the heat. That was Obi's mistake Number One. Everybody expected a yo...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

"I cannot understand why he [Obi] did it," said the British Council man thoughtfully…. "I can," said Mr. Green simply. "What I can't understand is why people like you refuse to face facts." M...

Society and Class Quotes

"The guests then said their farewells to Obi, many of them repeating all the advice that he had already been given. They shook hands with him and as they did so they pressed their presents into his...

Family Quotes

In recent weeks the [Umuofia Progressive] Union had met several times over Obi Okonkwo's case. At the first meeting, a handful of people had expressed the view that there was no reason why the Unio...

Marriage Quotes

"Today we send you [Obi] to bring knowledge. Remember that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I have heard of young men from other towns who went to the white man's country, but inste...

Dreams, Hopes, Plans Quotes

Six or seven years ago Umuofians abroad had formed their Union with the aim of collecting money to send some of their brighter young men to study in England. They taxed themselves mercilessly. (1.39)

Love Quotes

They heard Macmillan bang his cabin door. Their eyes met for a second, and without another word Obi took her in his arms. She was trembling as he kissed her over and over again. "Leave me," she whi...

Principles Quotes

The oldest man present [of the Umuofia Progressive Union] broke one of them [kola nuts], saying another kind of prayer while he did it. "He that brings kola nuts brings life," he said. "We do not s...

Isolation Quotes

Obi was away in England for a little under four years. He sometimes found it difficult to believe that it was as short as that. It seemed more like a decade than four years, what with the miseries...

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