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The novel, No Longer at Ease (1960), a sequel to Things Fall Apart, dramatizes the predicament of a young Igbo man caught between the demands of the two cultures. Obi, a grandson of Okonkwo, is educated in England and appointed secretary of the Nigerian scholarship board. Trying at first to follow the rules, he lives beyond his means and falls into debt. He dates a beautiful woman, Clara, but his plans to marry are thwarted because she is an osn, or member of an outcast tribe. She finally suffers from a botched abortion that he helps arrange, and he is caught taking a bribe. As a hero, Obi lacks the stature of either his grandfather or Ezuelu; the character is enveloped and crushed by conflicts and circumstances, rather than ennobled by his efforts to cope with them.

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