Friday, May 17, 2013

“A man of the people” Character of Nanga

“A man of the people” (1966)
Character of Nanga
            A Man of the People is a 1966 satirical novel by Chinua Achebe. It is Achebe's fourth novel. The novel tells the story of the young and educated Odili, the narrator, and his conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who enters a career in politics in an unnamed modern African country. Odili represents the changing younger generation; Nanga represents the traditional customs of Nigeria.
            In his novels Achebe describes the after effects of the colonial rule on Nigeria particularly on Igbo society. His heroes are involved in a world of violence and uncertainty and their characters are put on test in the moment of crisis. 

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