Chike and the River has ratings and 75 reviews. Orient said: Oh yeah, I did it, I picked a book without magic, monsters and great villains:D Miracle. Chike and the River is a sixty-page chapter book intended for middle readers with illustrations by Prue Theobalds. Chike, a Nigerian boy. “In Chike and the River, young readers get an intimate look at African life, learn about the Niger River, and connect with Chike as if he is their.

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Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. The story of Chike is engaging and concise, and is an important contribution to the “canon” of international children’s literature. The Girl with the Broken Heart. Jun 23, Samir Rawas Sarayji rated it it was amazing Shelves: Interesting story that had that told around the campfire feel.

Likewise the occasional usage of pidgin English or references in local dialect. I was actually really surprised while reading this how well it matched up with the stories and sentiments he told me: From the Trade Paperback edition. I really enjoyed the African art that was included in this book. Racism in Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as “a bloody racist”. Dec 25, Michael Blackmore rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

So as a novelist and as a concerned father, he wrote Chike and the River As you probably guessed, Chike is a kid and the river symbolizes his struggle in life to overcome his fears, sneak peak into Oh yeah, I did it, I picked a book without magic, monsters and great villains: Oh what an easy and light read “Chike and the River” was.

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Chike and the River

This article about a Nigerian novel is a stub. Posted by Ariel S. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The ferry ride is six-pence one way and this is beyond his yhe.

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This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. He did not know. It is the story of a Nigerian boy called Chike who leaves his village, Umuofia, to go and stay with his uncle in the big city of Onitsha. But I’ll get back to cgike monsters, Rivver promise: It reads like a morality tale of both a coming of age and commentary on progress.

Oh yeah, I did it, I picked a book without magic, monsters and great villains: Ian During the monsoon season, the river is more full.

Everyone at his school had done it and he was feeling left out, everyone had also described it as a great place which didn’t help Chike at all. As editor of the African Tje Series and director of external broadcasting at the Nigerian Broadcast Service where he founded the Voice of Nigeria, he was a major cultural leader.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Chike leaves his mother and his village of Umuofia to settle with his uncle in Onitsha where he would school. What a delightful read. But where would he get the money? Rather than getting that visceral sense of such a distant place from where I am right nowit felt a bit trivial, with some foreign vocab thrown in for show. Personally, I’m going to pick up a copy to add my library.

Achebe died at age 82 following a brief illness. Chike needs a shilling to get rivver the Niger river Vhike Book “Chike and the River” is a novel about a poor boy who tue up in Nigeria and wants to cross the river Niger.

Retrieved from ” https: Open Preview See a Problem? Kept me fairly entertained while I was trapped inside cbike library waiting for the rain to stop.

Along the way, he is exposed to a range of new experiences that are both thrilling and terrifying, from eating his first skewer of suya under the shade of a mango tree, to visiting the village magician who promises to double the money in his pocket. Jun 20, Khatiti added it. Rkver also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. And though I know the moral tale is a huge part of African lit, at least they usually have some fun with animals that speak and fuck and kill and humans who are evil or beautiful or unbelievably rich.

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Mar 11, Ravi Jain rated it liked it. Apr 25, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer. If you want to introduce children to Achebe, and you should, rivdr at Things Fall Apart. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apartwhich is the most widely read book in modern African literature.

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Would probably not read again, though. Along the way, he is exposed to a range of new experiences that are both thrilling and terrifying, from eating his first skewer of suya under the shade of a mango tree, to visiting the village magician who promises to double the money thr his pocket.

Another great factor is the actions taken by the different characters which are all accurate and vivid, representative of life in Nigeria. Return to Book Page. Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic. It was in this capacity that his good friend and former classmate, the poet Christopher Okigbo, then serving as the manager of the Cambridge Press for West Africa, approached him rkver writing a children’s book.

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