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Volume 2 Issue 7

December 2015

Freedom but No Freedom: A Study of Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah
Mr. D. Satheeshraju, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Andhra University Campus, 
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Prof. P. Rajendara Karmarkar, 
Professor & Head, 
Department of English, 
Andhra University Campus, 
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Abstract
The novel Anthills of the Savannah written by the father of African literary renaissance Chinua Achebe in 1987, exhibits political turmoil, tyranny and native rulers’ thrust for power leading the civilian life into dismay. Sam, a colonel in Military, headed the coup d’état against the corrupt civilian regime in the novel for an attempt to put off ever growing unrest. Sam, in his new position as President of Kangan, wanted to reform the regime but succumbed to the colonizers style of govern. The fictitious place Kangan representing Nigeria in reality is attempted to mirror the true freedom what is expected by Nigerians and what was given to them after independence in 1960 is sketched in the article with reference to the last fictional master piece by Achebe.
Keywords
Chinua Achebe; Anthills of the Savannah; Kangan; Nigeria.
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