The Anthills of the Savannah Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, by Chinua Achebe The novel Anthills of the Savanah is a socio-political commentary set in the fictitious nation of Kangan. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this bitterly ironic novel by the Nigerian author of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God and The Man of the People is at times more of a. Anthills of the Savannah has ratings and reviews. Blood River by Tim Butcher Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe The Poisonwood Bible by.

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This is usually the trend in the country. After a couple of weeks hiding, he decides to travel away from the capital to the province of Abazon.

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Unfortunately, it is African dictators that often connive with the West to rape the continents of its numerous resources. Discuss the major themes in the novel.

The White Bearded Chief: The nation of Kangan, and by extension, Africa or Nigeria is not an exception. To give vent to his anger, Chris calls Ikem into his office and rebukes him for his ‘insensitive’ editorials and vouches never savahnah defend him at the cabinet meetings but Ikem promises never to relent.

The people ask the government to help but the government refuses. It is a safe bet to say that it will be damning, political, and relevant. Anthills of the Savannah see Achebe returning to xnthills territory as his last novel, A Man of the People — politics of post-colonial Africa. The drought in Abazon, the death of Chris, the newborn baby, anthills of the savannah Foreshadowing: If you think that the petitions will be swept under the carpet, your guess is as good as mine.


Third, Achebe finds towards the end of the story place for his favorite theme, that of the conflict between the African culture and modernity. To think that Chris no longer seems to understand such logic!

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Anthills of the Savannah starts out describing a Cabinet meeting. In his letter, he zchebe recants the Biblical story of creation and the traditional variant of the same story which makes a woman a culpable scapegoat for causing the fall of man and trying to cause a catastrophe to the planet earth. This is a thinly veiled commentary on Nigeria today. According to him, this will serve as a deterrent to other groups who may want to pay him such visits.

Not quite long, Chris is declared a wanted person by the military junta. Ikem is driven by compassion for Kangan’s underclass. Book 1 done and dusted. But, throughout reading the novel, we learn how important those characters and their words are, and sympathize with them more effectively.

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He also tells him to receive their petition if any and promise them that the President will look into it and respond to it in good time. Chapter Eleven Sequel to the security reports that Ikem has conspired with his townsmen from Abazon to scuttle his government; Major Sam summons Chris to his office and orders him to serve Ikem a letter of suspension.


The parts written in dialiect were really difficult to understand, and I think there chinuaa probably a lot of symbolic meaning throughout th I went ahead and finished this book, even though I wasn’t really enjoying it. After Beatrice and other guests have been treated to sumptuous meals and drinks, Major Sam takes her to the dance floor and when he is fully charged, he takes her by the hand to the balcony to have sex with her.

Qnthills 25, SteveDave rated it liked it Shelves: He is actually a friend in deed.

Major Sam threatens to deal with him if he resigns. I can say therefore that Joy is just a casual friend of Ikem. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence a firebrand critic.

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We don’t hear much about him in the novel. I don’t wonder why Achebe names him “Guy” Guy mana name which is often used to denote an extravagant and irresponsible young man in Nigerian English.

acjebe Discuss this assertion with close reference to Anthills of the Savannah. I felt that I might have been missing some vital clues in the pidgin dialogue that was oftentimes too hard to follow.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Again, the age-long oppression of women is revealed in Ikem’s so-called love- letter to Beatrice.