Chike and the River: Review

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Chike and the River
By Chinua Achebe
Anchor Books
Review by Deatra Haime Anderson

Originally published in South Africa in 1966, Chinua Achebe’s children’s book Chike and the River finally makes its debut here in the United States. Part escapade, part fable, it is a simple but engaging story of 11-year old Chike who struggles to adapt to city life when he moves from the village of Umuofia to the big city of Onitsha to live with his uncle, a stern, unloving man. Continue reading