Contradictions and Alternatives in Chinua Achebe's "Anthills of the Savannah."

Erritouni, Ali
January 2006
Journal of Modern Literature;Winter2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
This essay discusses on the contradictory views presented by Chinua Achebe in his book "Anthills of the Savannah." In his book, he attempted to suggest political alternatives and focuses on the failure of most African nation-states to fulfill their citizens' aspirations. He emphasized that enlightened leadership was necessary in leading Nigerians and Africans.


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