At a glance:
- Author: Chinua Achebe
- First Published: 1987
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The late 1980’s
- Setting: The fictional African state of Kangan
- Characters: Sam, Chris Oriko, Ikem Osodi, Beatrice Okoh, Elewa
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Africa or Africans, Politics, Twentieth century, Revolutions, 1980's, Politicians, Corruption, Government, Military life or service
- Locales: Africa
With the publication of Anthills of the Savannah, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe ended his silence as a novelist, which began just after A Man of the People (1966) appeared more than twenty years previously. During this interim, he published poetry, short stories, essays, juvenile literature, and a critical treatise on Nigeria and taught on university campuses both in Africa and in the United States. Author of probably the most widely read African novel ever written (Things Fall Apart, 1958), Achebe has been mentioned as a candidate to follow in...
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