Highlife For Lizards

Nzekwu, Onuora

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London. 1965. Hutchinson & Company. 1st British Edition. Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. 27. 192 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Peter Edwards. keywords:. inventory # 26307. FROM THE PUBLISHER - HIGHLIFE FOR LIZARDS is Onuora Nzekwu's third novel. It confirms the promise shown by WAND OF NOBLE WOOD and BLADE AMONG THE BOYS. Set in the Onitsha district of Nigeria, it tells how Agom, daughter of a priest of the ancestral cult, marries Udezue to escape the drudgery which home has become. After five years of married life, an accusation of infidelity and a glorious night in bed, she steals Udezue's authority in his own home. This tastes like gall on Udezue's palate. The taste is made more bitter by Agom's apparent sterility. Udezue sets out to retrieve his loss. He abandons his first plan when his friend and neighbour assures him it savours of a challenge to the authority of the elders, a challenge that will eventually destroy the couple. Then he contrives to marry Nwadi, Agorn's childhood friend, and sets them each against the other.As the story at HIGHLIFE FOR LIZARDS unfolds, the reader is given an insight into the way of life, aspirations, and ideals of the daughters of this commercial town on the Niger. Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Highlife For Lizards
Publisher: Hutchinson & Company
Publication Date: 1965
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Hutchinson & Co (publishers) Ltd, London, 1965. Original Black Hardback. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1965. 192pp. "'Highlife for Lizards' is Onuora nzekwu's third novel. . Set in the Onitsha district of Nigeria, it tells how Agom, daughter of a priest of the ancestral cult, marries Udezue to escape the drudgery which home has become. After five years of married life, an accusation of infidelity and a glorious night in bed, she steals Udezue's authority in his home, This tastes of gall on Udezue's palate. The tase is made more bitter by Agom's apparent sterility. . As the story of 'Highlife for Lizards' unfolds, the reader is given insight into the way, aspirations, and ideals of the daughters of this commercial town on the Niger." Unclipped jacket with wear to the top edge. Book in very good condition. No inscriptions. Size: 8" Tall. Seller Inventory # AfricaWest122

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Book Description Hutchinson & Company, 1965. hardcover. 1st edition. London. 1965. . Hutchinson & Company. 1st British Edition. Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:. . 192 pages. hardcover. . Jacket design by Peter Edwards. FROM THE PUBLISHER - HIGHLIFE FOR LIZARDS is Onuora Nzekwu's third novel. It confirms the promise shown by WAND OF NOBLE WOOD and BLADE AMONG THE BOYS. Set in the Onitsha district of Nigeria, it tells how Agom, daughter of a priest of the ancestral cult, marries Udezue to escape the drudgery which home has become. After five years of married life, an accusation of infidelity and a glorious night in bed, she steals Udezue's authority in his own home. This tastes like gall on Udezue's palate. The taste is made more bitter by Agom's apparent sterility. Udezue sets out to retrieve his loss. He abandons his first plan when his friend and neighbour assures him it savours of a challenge to the authority of the elders, a challenge that will eventually destroy the couple. Then he contrives to marry Nwadi, Agorn's childhood friend, and sets them each against the other.As the story at HIGHLIFE FOR LIZARDS unfolds, the reader is given an insight into the way of life, aspirations, and ideals of the daughters of this commercial town on the Niger. . inventory #26285 Previous Owner's Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Seller Inventory # z26285

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