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By Chinua Achebe

A suite of poetry spanning the whole diversity of the African-born author's acclaimed profession has been up to date to incorporate seven never-before-published works, in addition to a lot of his early poetry that explores such topics because the African recognition, the tragedy of Biafra, and the mysteries of human relationships.

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