The internationally acclaimed Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s novel Anthills of the Savannah () is set in the fictional West-African country Kangan in the. Anthills of the Savannah. Chinua Achebe. Published ONE. _First Witness– Christopher Oriko__. ‘YOU’RE WASTING EVERYBODY’S TIME, Mr. 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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After he is defeated in a vital referendum, his role as dictator becomes unsteady, and there can be no other response but more violence. We don’t hear cinua about him in the novel.

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The inscriptions that Chris reads on the luxury bus are very common in major cities across Africa but the irony is that many drivers and conductors of such buses always behave in a way that questions their understanding of such inscriptions.

Major Sam threatens to deal with him if he resigns. It is this unselfish love that makes Braimoh runs after Chris’s murderer. But very little do these men know that a deadly fate still await their friend. The central group of characters around which the novel revolves speak in a formal, perfect English.

The rest is a meandering, third-rate political satire that nobody has asked for, and that nobody can learn from. Achebe proves yet again that traditional tribal beliefs have a place in African modernity. Tensions escalate through the novel, culminating in the assassination of Ikem by the regime, the toppling and death of Sam and finally the murder of Chris.


In the drunken orgy, a police cop attempts to rape a girl but Chris will not allow him. She is Beatrice’s girl friend. However, Silvanus’s relationship with Beatrice shows that he is a aachebe person to be with.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He is a soldier who has soft spot for the so-called bloody civilians. He visits him only to discover that he is not in the house, which is now in shambles.

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acbebe After Chris’s last hideout has been raided, Beatrice has a short conversation with him telling him about the situation in the house. Refresh and try again.

She is the same girl whom Chris tries to save from being raped savanbah a cop and in the process; Chris is shot dead by this trigger-happy cop. The lack of chronology left me spinning in circles and his philosophical arguments were beyond my reach.

This svaannah a barb thrown at the heart of post-colonial Africa. Achebe concerns himself with the questions of how such situations are allowed to arise in Africa. Unfortunately, I was not familiar enough with the subject of his examination to be able to get much traction. Compare Achebe’s portrayal of women in Anthills of the Savannah with his earlier novels.


In the pressurized atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love – and remain friends. I managed to finish it in reasonable time. Arguably, every society is in a continuum of finding an ideal government which will make every citizen happy. The ‘fictitious’ land of Kangan andit’s capital city Bassa.

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On their way to his self exile, Chris continues to reflect on the inscriptions on various parts of the luxurious bus on which they travel. This news makes Chris feel infuriated at his boss’s randy behaviour. The novel was well received by critics.

As usual, Major Johnson Ossai, Director of SRC swings into action as he summons mad Medico, whom he thinks, has some relationship with Ikem, for interrogation and consequently, deportation. He doesn’t want them to see him as a failure. Savamnah therefore finds a comfortable place and sits.