Anthills of the Savannah
By (author) Chinua Achebe
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Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
Book DescriptionIn the fictional West African nation Kangan, 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.
Education of a British-protected Child, Paperback (January 2011)
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.
Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Chinua Achebe
Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes "The Trouble with Nigeria", the author's searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.
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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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