ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH BY CHINUA ACHEBE PDF

Look Inside. A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart In the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence a firebrand critic. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books.

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Look Inside. A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart In the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence a firebrand critic.

He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the… More about Chinua Achebe. Anthills Of The Savannah … will prove hard to forget. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —. About Anthills of the Savannah A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart In the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship.

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Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe

He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from to After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination.

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Anthills of the Savannah is a novel by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. It was his fifth novel, first published in the United Kingdom 21 years after Achebe's previous one A Man of the People in , and was credited with having "revived his reputation in Britain". Anthills of the Savannah takes place in the imaginary West African country of Kangan, where a Sandhurst -trained officer, identified only as Sam and known as "His Excellency", has taken power following a military coup. Achebe describes the political situation through the experiences of three friends: Chris Oriko, the government's Commissioner for Information; Beatrice Okoh, an official in the Ministry of Finance and girlfriend of Chris; and Ikem Osodi, a newspaper editor critical of the regime.

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Kangan geographically resembles Nigeria, in that its south is typified in the novel by lush tropical jungles while its northern province is blasted by the same Harmattan that blows over Sokoto, Kano, and Maidiguri. Each of these characters, minus Sam, takes a turn at narrating this story of political malfeasance and intrigue, and each narrative leapfrogs or backtracks on the others in time and space, making Anthills at times a difficult plot to traverse. What is clear from the beginning is that Sam, the almost unwitting president, has begun to cling to power and take personal umbrage against even trivial shows of political dissent, and this signals the predictable, bloody, course so many dictatorships seem to take. Chris, Beatrice, and Ikem each speak as if Achebe were recording three people, not penning three characters. Not to make a mountain of Anthills , but this is a really good book. Hall Rating: Recommended.

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