Research Article

The World of Conflicts in Chinua Achebe’s No Longer At Ease


  • EPOUNDA Mexan Serge Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences Humaines (Université Marien NGOUABI, BP 69 Congo - Brazzaville


The history of human experience shows that it is only through fraternal relationships that human life can progress or flourish. However, that idea of fraternal relationship is only meaningful in a societal setting where men interact together and have mutual concourse with one another since a man is a man who thanks others, and life exists when you are together, alone you are an animal. But this life cannot go forward without troubles or conflicts, as advocated by many critics in their literary productions. To this effect, literature being an illustration of human life, presents the reality of human situations, problems, and relationships wherein conflictual relations constitute the subject matter of my study. It is certain that conflicts are inherent in every piece of literary work where internal and external conflicts are distinguished. That is why this research paper aims to identify and analyze the various degrees or levels of conflicts existing in Chinua Achebe’s novel No longer at Ease, especially interpersonal ones centered on the protagonist Obi Okonkwo.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

5 (7)





How to Cite

Serge , E. M. (2022). The World of Conflicts in Chinua Achebe’s No Longer At Ease. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 5(7), 17–25.



Conflicts, relationships, external, Obi Okonkwo, custom, and outcast.