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Title:Corruption and politics in Chinua Achebe's 'a man of the people': an assessment
Author:Ekaney, Nkwelle
Year:1977
Periodical:Présence africaine
Issue:104
Pages:114-126
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:literature
corruption
About person:Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)ISNI
Abstract:Chinua Achebe's fourth novel, 'A Man of the People' (Heinemann Educational Books, 1966), reflects the author' s unmistakable concern for the selfishness, avarice and misuse of political power and positions by many politicians of the newly-independent African states. Assessment of the salient features of corruption and politics in 'A Man of the People', the elitist nature of politics and corruption, and the social and moral implications. Notes.
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