Books: Pride & Prejudice

I HAVE TWO COUNTRIES (208 pp.)—Mbonu Ojike—John Day ($3).

Mbonu Ojike spent seven years in the U.S. and returned to his native Nigeria in 1946 with a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a liberal education in race relations. As a writer, Mbonu has not taken as well to English. Yet as a study in African pride v. U.S. prejudice, this book has its amusing moments, mostly from Author Ojike's ingenuous tilting at some sacred U.S. windmills.

In the author's native Ibo language, Mbonu means "deeds, not words." Readers will undoubtedly find many...

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