By Chinua Achebe
A blinding and pleasant vintage within the making from one of many world's so much trendy and spell binding storytellers.
When Chike, an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy, leaves the small village of Umuofi a to reside along with his uncle within the urban of Onitsha, he's uncovered to quite a number new experiences--from bicycle driving to fortune telling, motor vehicle washing to letter writing. As he turns into settled in his new domestic and faculty, Chike reveals himself continuously fascinated about the River Niger, and attempts desperately to elevate sufficient cash to buy a price tag aboard the ferry that crosses the river to the town of Asaba. as soon as he fi nally makes it throughout, Chike realizes that lifestyles at the different aspect of the river is way diverse from what he anticipated, and he needs to locate the braveness and resilience inside him to make it home.
A poignant story of obstacles and experience, braveness and progress, Chike and the River is a hot and gorgeous delusion for readers of every age.
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Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe