London: Heinemann / Contemporary Fiction, 1962. Reissue. The Nigerian author's second novel, and the second volume in his "African Trilogy," consisting of Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. The story of an Igbo man who leaves his village for a British education and a job in the Nigerian colonial civil service, but struggles to adapt to a Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe. Octavo (19cm); russet cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; navy blue topstain; dustjacket; [vi],170pp. Spine lean, lower front board corner gently tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, with some modest rubbing to extremities.