In his long-awaited fifth novel, Chinua Achebe delivers a searing satire on political corruption, set in the fictional West African nation of Kangan.

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 to.

The Booker Prize 1987
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Chinua Achebe

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The poet, critic and novelist Chinua Achebe came to prominence in 1958 with Things Fall Apart. By 1987 and Anthills of the Savannah, he was a venerated figure.
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