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Anthills of the Savannah (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition
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The story revolves around Chris (commissioner for information), Ikem (editor of the most prominent newspaper in the country), Beatrice (Chris' girlfriend and an employee at the ministry of finance) and finally Sam (His Excellency) - all UK educated, all friends at some point in time - and their deteriorating relationship. The inexorable changes result from Sam slowly but surely losing his grip on reality and spiralling into self delusion. At the same time the country is rapidly approaching truly disruptive change in a development that is as terrible, as it is inexorable.
Modelled on oil boom Nigeria, it is probably one of the more prominent of Achebe's works. Written much later than his early fiction (1987), it loses none of the vitality of works such as Things Fall Apart (Penguin Classics) or No Longer at Ease (Penguin Modern Classics) but adds perhaps a richer, more nuanced understanding of politics into the mix.Read more ›
Saying this - I did obtain an insight into the development of the political tyrant:the ordinary man who is exalted to sudden power which ultimately corrupts and alters him. This aspect was expertly ddealt with.
However, there is much that made the gears of this book grind to stuttering halts - not enough pace and vigour and too much sidelines of rhetoric.
Not a great read but it did contain insights.
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Interesting insight into African politics. Very plausible through well developed characters and plot. Read morePublished on 7 April 2013 by Mabs
I first read, "Things Fall Apart" and fell in love with Chinua Achebes writing style.
As a 2nd gen Nigerian (in the UK) it means alot to me to be able to read and enjoy the... Read more
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