By Chinua Achebe
A stunning and pleasant vintage within the making from one of many world's such a lot trendy and enthralling storytellers.
When Chike, an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy, leaves the small village of Umuofi a to stay together with his uncle within the urban of Onitsha, he's uncovered to a number of new experiences--from bicycle driving to fortune telling, vehicle washing to letter writing. As he turns into settled in his new domestic and college, Chike reveals himself regularly fascinated about the River Niger, and attempts desperately to elevate adequate cash to buy a price ticket aboard the ferry that crosses the river to town of Asaba. as soon as he fi nally makes it throughout, Chike realizes that existence at the different part of the river is much various from what he anticipated, and he needs to locate the braveness and resilience inside him to make it home.
A poignant story of limitations and experience, braveness and development, Chike and the River is a hot and beautiful delusion for readers of every age.
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