Anthills of the Savannah
By (author) Chinua Achebe
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Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
Book DescriptionFrom the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart an extraordinary novel set in the fictional West African nation of Kangan. In this country, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cabinet of the president for life, one of his oldest friends. When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper another childhood friend Chris's loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385260459
(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1920
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chinua Achebe
There Was a Country, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Groups (USA) Inc., 2012"--Title page verso.
How the Leopard Got His Claws, Hardback (September 2011)
In a riveting fable for young readers about the potency and dangers of power taken by force, Nigerian writer Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") evokes themes of liberation and justice that echo his seminal novels about post-colonial Africa. Full color.
Chike and the River, Paperback / softback (August 2011)
When an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy leaves his small village to live with his uncle in the city, he is exposed to a range of new experiences and becomes fascinated with crossing the Niger River on a ferry boat.
Education of a British-protected Child, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Chinua Achebe
Gives us a portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria and inhabiting its 'middle ground', interrogating both the author's happy memories of reading English adventure stories in secondary school and also the harsher truths of colonial rule.
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Author Biography - Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. His first novel, Things Falls Apart, became a classic of international literature and required reading for students worldwide. He also authored four subsequent novels, two short-story collections, and numerous other books. He was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and, for over 15 years, was the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. In 2007, Achebe was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. He died in 2013.
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