New York: Ivan Obolensky, 1961. Cloth. 8vo (8 in, 20.3 cm). [vi], 170 pp.
First American edition: Prominant African author, poet, politician during the Nigerian Civil War, and scholar, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Dominant African novelist, Achebe is noted for the originality, profundity, insight, elegance, and clarity of his works. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards. Originally published in London in 1960, No Longer at Ease is his second novel which " tells the story of an African tragically under pressure froma changing world." - rear flap.
Cox, African Writers Vol 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Oxford bibliographies com. Publisher's black cloth with white lettering to spine. Dust jacket in clear archival protector. Spine ends creased, opening and closing blanks faintly foxed, final two leaves lack lower tip. Dust jacket price-clipped, head with narrow loss, and jacket edges with few small chips and short tears. Tight and clean first American edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. Item #1072