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"This bitterly ironic novel by the Nigerian author of Things Fall Apart is at times more of a polemic than dramatic narrative, but it presents a candid, trenchantly insightful view of contemporary Africa," wrote PW of the portrait of a West African military coup leader, and his moral deterioration.
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"Achebe has written a story that sidesteps both ideologies of the African experience and political agendas, in order to lead us to a deeply human universal wisdom." -- Washington Post Book World.
"[Anthills Of The Savannah] has wonderful satiric moments and resounds with big African laughter." -- The New York Review Of Books.
"Achebe moves effortlessly... creating a flurry of perspectives from which his story's dramatic and disturbing events are scrutinized. Anthills Of The Savannah... will prove hard to forget. It's a vision of social change that strikes us with the force of prophecy" -- USA Today.
Wonderful book about the troubles in Africa. Achebe's fictional story gives understanding to post colonial Africa!Published 14 days ago by Ruth Gonzalez
I have had this book in my possession for a long time, but only recently picked it up and read it. I am glad that I did. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Lupo
"they done thief-am. as we dey for road de drink a thief-man go inside carry the radio commot" without getting into a deep analysis of the book, just a word of fair warning to the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by dune cruiser
Brilliant writer with in-depth insights into tribal, colonial, and post-colonial Africa in his various books.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
The insight given by the author on any number of topics is well worth the read. A little slow at first, but the novel really got good. Probably worth a second read.Published 17 months ago by S. Gilkey
I say dead because the book I received is some old library book. I am not even sure if it is a stolen book. The book is in REALLY bad condition. Read morePublished 22 months ago by song
The worth of a book has to be measured, in part, by whether it is worth reading - a good read in other words. This is not a particulary good read. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Rocke Harder