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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chinua Achebe Narrator: Peter Jay Fernande Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Chris, Ikem and Beatrice are like-minded friends working under a military regime. In an atmosphere of oppression and intimidation they are simply trying to live and love - and remain friends. But with each new betrayal, hope is hard to cling on to.

Anthills of the Savannah (1987), is a powerful fusion of angry voices, where Achebe continues to trace the history of modern Africa through colonialism and beyond.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/19/2014

    " I'm sorry, I just couldn't get into this. There is something about political elites that make them very difficult to identify or sympathise with as characters. I just couldn't bring myself to care about any of them, and I kind of gave up on the story as a consequence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Esteban Gordon | 2/16/2014

    " I could have done without the interplay of first person narrative at the beginning, but as it progressed to more familiar third person (like TFA and No Longer at Ease) it became quite a compelling read. The examination of the role of reform versus revolution and personal responsibility was very thought provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by LeAnna | 2/13/2014

    " I went ahead and finished this book, even though I wasn't really enjoying it. I don't usually do that, but because it was small enough and concerned with real-life Africa, I thought I would give it a chance. I just couldn't really latch on to the style, I guess. Also, I think I'm not familiar enough with post-colonial Africa for it to make a lot of sense to me. The parts written in dialiect were really difficult to understand, and I think there is probably a lot of symbolic meaning throughout the book that I missed. I think if I had studied this in school alongside the history of post-colonial Africa, I would have gotten a lot more out of it. I don't really want to dismiss it totally, as I think it has more meaning than I could glean from it, but I did not feel that I learned a lot or felt a lot emotionally while reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwen | 2/10/2014

    " It's pacing was a little strange, but I really enjoyed his message. It felt like I was peeking into someone else's culture, instead of them explaining it to me, which again, was enjoyable. It was not a book written for me, and that was pretty clear. Since it was about the corruption in a West-African state I felt it was a concious choice to make it a book by and for Africans. "

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