protagonists) and the themes of struggle and change, on the other hand. The has implications for studies on Anthills of the Savannah, stylistic analysis. Title: Style, character, and the theme of struggle and change: Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah. Authors: Mwinlaaru, INI. Issue Date: Publisher. Style, Character, and the Theme of Struggle and Change: Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah. Article (PDF Available) in Research in African Literatures.

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She is Beatrice’s girl friend. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination savvannah essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

The larger problem here is the position of the black, African elite in the new African countries, where the elite has traditionally been of European origin.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities atnhills social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The relationship between Ikem and Elewa is quite significant. In order tbe survive, Okonkwo should have adapted to the new circumstances. Indiana University Press Source: He is the new Head of State of Kangan after the coup.

The visit is not covered by the media for fear of not wanting other tribes to follow suit. Following insights from stylistic studies on European and American literature, oof well as a few earlier attempts on African literature, there has been a recent growing interest in the stylistic analysis of the African novel.

Major Sam threatens to deal with him if he resigns. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. On their journey to the northern part of the country, they are stopped by a frenzied crowd anthilla cops and civilians who have stopped a truckload of beer to celebrate the recent coup in the country.

Chapter Seven Beatrice returns from Gelegele market this Saturday but she feels too tired to cook. Again, one would have expected Braimoh to disdain and condemn Chris, a member of a despotic government, to his fate but Braimoh seems to see the humanity of Chris rather than his occupation. After contemplating the whereabouts of Elewa, Ikem’s girlfriend, Chris tries frantically to speak with the President, the Attorney General or Major Ossai about the abduction of Ikem but to no avail.


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Summary and Analysis of Sections of Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe Sections Chapter One After Chris has made several attempts to persuade Sam, the Head of State of Ajthills to visit Abazon but to no avail, he regrets that his friends have invited Sam to head the military junta in the first place. She sees these two developments as a ploy by anthillls dastardly government of Major Sam to execute Chris just the way they did Ikem.

Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe

In anger and despair, Braimoh runs after the trigger-happy cop but cannot apprehend him. Again, this attempted rape does not only reveal the universal nature of man but also show how morally anrhills a military regime could be. It is also allegorical as power, the central theme of the novel is said to be naked.

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Anthills of the Savannah Themes

He is actually a friend in deed. Political Unrest The novel is set in western part of Africa. With the coming of a newborn baby, there is a anthils that the path of Chris, Ikem and the people of Kangan will never close. We can compare the bond between the trio with Jonathan and David in the Bible.

Again, Achebe uses Miss Granford and other prominent female characters to silence his critics who always accuse him of sparsely representing women in his novels. Kangan is ruled by a dictatorial president with a military background, a man called Sam. Despite his position as editor of the Gazette, he wants to appear like just another Kangan worker. Chapter Eight A few days after Beatrice has returned from the private dinner organised by Major Sam, Chris visits her to ask about her experience at the party.

If we accept this argument, we can also conclude that the randy police officer wouldn’t have shot Chris if he had known that he was the former Commissioner for Information.


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She has a sense of religiosity. This last chapter of the novel begins a new chapter in the lives of Beatrice and Elewa and all the people of Kangan. In order to answer his critics back, Achebe uses Ikem to show how he feels about women and his attitude toward their plight.

After the session is closed it turns out that outside the palace there is crowd of people from the province of Abazon who try to get to meet the President. When he leaves the Abazonian delegation that day, he is stopped by the traffic police because of some misdemenour. Adamma’s returning with Emmanuel to visit Beatrice is her kind way of paying the family back for what Chris has done for her.

To reconcile, they have sex and lunch together. Achebe was active in Nigerian politics from anthlls s till his death, and many of his novels address the post-colonial social and political problems that Nigeria still faces. He did not adapt, and he did not survive. As I said earlier, the exit of one oppressive political regime in the continent paves way to the entrance of another, and the cycle continues.

Professor Okong tries to win cheap popularity with the Head of State by telling him that he feels some of his commissioners are not loyal to him but the Head of State dismisses him as a gossip.

There is no doubt that Major Sam is a greenhorn in the art of governance. The novel begins with one of the cabinet members, the Commissioner of Information, Christopher Oriko, in what appears to be a meeting with the president of Africa, as well as other cabinet members. By accident, the man shoots him dead.