"Anthills of the Savannah"
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This paper discusses the book "Anthills of the Savannah" written by Chinua Achebe, that explores the conflicts associated with cultural change. The paper explores the formation of a new independent state and the issues that arise in the process. The paper includes an overview of the larger political issues that exist, as well as the conflicts that arise for individuals in the new state.
From the Paper:"The Nigerian Civil War began when the Igbo tribe, which was Achebe's tribe, separated from the three other ethnic groups in Nigeria and formed their own independent state known as Biafra. Years of conflict followed as Nigeria tried to reclaim the state of Biafra. The conflict eventually ended after Nigerian armed forces killed over two million Biafrans. Anthills of the Savannah deals specifically with the formation of a new independent state and the conflicts that are associated with this. Folorunso (91) describes this saying that the book deals with "the recession of humanism caused by several years of military intervention in the nation's politics." This shows that even though the military officially ended the independent state of Biafra, there were conflicts within that contributed to its fall. It is these conflicts that are the basis for Achebe's novel."
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"Anthills of the Savannah" (2005, December 12) Retrieved May 24, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/anthills-of-the-savannah-62758/
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