Anthills of the Savannah
"The novel takes place in the imaginary West African country of Kangan, where a Sandhurst-trained officer, identified only as Sam and known as His Excellency, has taken power following a military coup. Achebe describes the political situation through the experiences of three friends: Chris Oriko, the government's Commissioner for Information; Beatrice Okoh, an official in the Ministry of Finance and girlfriend of Chris; and Ikem Osodi, a newspaper editor critical of the regime. Other characters include Elewa, Ikem's girlfriend and Major "Samsonite" Ossai, a military official known for stapling hands with a Samsonite stapler. 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. The novel ends with a non-traditional naming ceremony for Elewa and Ikem's month old daughter, organized by Beatrice."--Wikipedia.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cathyvil - LibraryThing
I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. There were times when I was a bit lost and confused as to what was going on and others when it felt like I was in a lecture. Otherwise, the insight given to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing
The plot of this novel, which details the effects of government corruption, is not particularly new or surprising. What makes this treatment of such a topic more noteworthy is its telling through the ... Read full review