Elewa has a significant role in Anthills of the Savannah. She is Ikem's girlfriend, and she is pregnant with his child. By the end of the novel, Ikem is killed and Elewa is left to raise the fatherless child. An important event is the naming ceremony for Elewa's daughter. Though children are usually named by a man, Beatrice performs the ceremony instead in an attempt to break the cycle. Additionally, they give the daughter a traditionally male name: Amaechina, meaning “may the path never close.”
Elewa represents the working class. She works in a shop. She lacks a formal education and is only semi-literate. This makes her stand out from the main characters. Although naive at times, she is able to see through Ikem's lie when he makes her leave after they make love at night. She connects Ikem to the common people. Elewa is down-to-earth, beautiful, and resilient.
When your character analysis assignment, I suggest providing significant quotes spoken by Elewa. You can also consider her journey throughout the story.