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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Certain children’s stories are just lovely to read, and this is one of them. The Dark Days Deceit.

About Chike and rover River The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. Posted by Ariel S. Interesting story that had that told around the campfire feel. The Book “Chike and the River” is a novel about a poor boy who grows up in Nigeria and wants to cross the river Niger.

Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe

This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe.

Sweet story about a Nigerian boy’s dream to cross the river. Despite being by the legendary Things Fall Apart – don’t lo Charming and short childhood story.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the course of the story, life in the village is shown as poor, simple but rather virtuous, while t Chike and the Choke is a charming little tale by Nobel Prize Winner Chinua Achebe. It it arrives at its conclusion a bit too abruptly, there is still a great deal of pleasure to be found in seeing this world through a young boy’s eyes.


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. And though I know the moral tale is a huge part rjver 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. I really loved it, the adventure of the story, all of the steps that Chike took to reach his goal.

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Chike and the River Once he finally makes it across the chije, Chike realizes that life on the other side is far different from his expectations, and he must find the courage within him to make it home. In the immortal words of my late grandmother, this book was “nicht besunders. Life in the city also requires money, and Chike learns the hard way how to come bye the money he needs: This short book was quite a page-turner and offered me a glimpse rive a simple life when people were way more innocent, even the baddies.

In the course of the story, life in the village is shown as poor, simple but rather virtuous, while the city, the river, and Lagos, beyond the city and down the river are shown as places where danger lurks. Originally written inthis book tells the story of Chike, a young boy with a simple dream: The ferry ride irver six-pence one way and this is beyond his means.


It was first published in by Cambridge University Press, with illustrations by Prue Theobalds, and was the first of several children’s anx Achebe would write.

Ninth Grade Slays 2. If you have 30 minutes ane any interest, this tale by Achebe will charm you. And if you want to celebrate Achebe’s recent passing read No Longer at Ease. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Consider them separately and you’ll be happier. Preview — Chike and the River by Chinua Achebe.

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Chike and the River

The illustrated edition, from Anchor Books, is quite lovely, and worth tracking down. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. With the help of his friend S. Ashes in the Snow Movie Tie-In.

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Great and endearing story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This hcike was last edited on 14 Augustat To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

When the Nigerian government retook the region inhe involved himself in political parties but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed.