‘Worshipping a dictator is such a pain in the ass’
Chris, Ikem and Beatrice are three like-minded friends working under the military regime of His Excellency, the Sandhurst-educated President of Kangan. In the pressurized atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love – and remain friends. But in a world where each day brings a new betrayal, hope is hard to cling on to.
Anthills of the Savannah (1987), Achebe’s candid vision of contemporary African politics, is a powerful fusion of angry voices and flashes of poetry. It continues the journey that Achebe began with his earlier novels, tracing the history of moderne Africa through colonialism and beyond, and is a work ultimately filled with hope.