A Man of the People: A Novel
A very funny satire on the sad corruptions that threaten careerist politicians ... Chief the Honourable M.A. Nanga, MP, is a beautifully realized comic portrait of a fraudulent, arriviste, demagogic universal charmer. Set against Mr Nanga is the uncorrupted, sensual, self-inquiring young narrator Odili, and the real subtlety of the book lies in how perilously close Odili, the attractive, unidealized hero, comes at moments to the absurd, revolting Nanga, and it is exactly Odili's most attractive quality, his sensual zest for life, that puts him in the greatest peril of becoming yet one more Mr Nanga, the deflated demagogue who ends on the rubbish heap. Modern comedy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alexbolding - LibraryThing
This is a classical parable about an established politician (Chief Nanga) who angers a young upstart (Odili, Nanga’s former best pupil in class) by bedding what Nanga thinks is one of Odili’s many ... Read full review
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The young Odili joins his former teacher, now Minister of Culture, Nanga in the capital. Hot-tempered, he falls out with his master and joins the opposition to get revenge. He has got his eyes up for ... Read full review