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Anthills of the Savannah

 
 
 
 
Anthills of the Savannah
Author: Chinua Achebe
ISBN 13: 9780385260459
ISBN 10: 385260458
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1998-02-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $14.00
 
 

Achebe writes about the political and social problems facing newly independent African states.

Anthills of the Savannah
transports the reader to the West African country of Kangan, a fictional Nigeria, in the wake of a revolutionary coup that overthrew a dictator. Achebe discusses the strict balance of power that must be maintained in order to sustain a democracy, and the fine the line that is tread between leader and dictator.

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Achebe has written a story that sidesteps both ideologies of the African experience and political agendas, in order to lead us to a deeply human universal wisdom.