20th-Century Fiction by George Woodcock (auth.)

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In A Man of the People, we have the familiar conflict between the virtuous but priggish narrator Odih and the corrupt but charming politician Nanga as they struggle for power in a newly independent state. Corruption wins, and the conclusion of the novel is a pessimistic one. Achebe is a little uncertain in his use of the first person narrative in the last novel, but all his novels are stylistically effective, especially in the use of dialogue, where the subtle variation of 24 ACHEBE stately African phrases, their slightly absurd literal translations, pidgin English, and the formal English of administrators and missionaries serve to point the conflicts he is describing.

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