Anthills of the Savannah

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Anthills of the Savannah is a frightening look at oil-boom Nigeria, a world of robberies, road blocks and intimidation in which those who are meant to be protecting a country’s citizens are in reality supervising the looting.

ISBN: 9780141186900 Author: Achebe, Chinua Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 1st November 2001 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 222 Edition: Reissue Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Chris, Ikem and Beatrice are like-minded friends working under the military regime of His Excellency, the Sandhurst-educated President of Kangan. In the pressurized atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love – and remain friends. But in a world where each day brings a new betrayal, hope is hard to cling on to. Anthills of the Savannah (1987), Achebe’s candid vision of contemporary African politics, is a powerful fusion of angry voices. It continues the journey that Achebe began with his earlier novels, tracing the history of modern Africa through colonialism and beyond, and is a work ultimately filled with hope.

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