A Man of the People - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Odili is surprised Chief Nanga, who is basically ignorant about literature, is so well-received by the crowd at the book exhibition. Odili is present when a newspaper editor meets with Chief Nanga, who gives the editor money to prevent the newspaper from publishing a critical article. On the ride back to the Nangas’ residence, Odili is anticipating a night of lovemaking with Elsie. The Chief has made arrangements for her to stay in his wife’s room since his wife is away, and Odili believes this is just a way to make it less obvious that everyone expects he (Odili) and Elsie will spend the night together. However, when Odili sneaks up to Elsie’s room, he hears her talking and laughing with Chief Nanga. Odili tries to convince himself this is just an innocent conversation, but eventually he hears Elsie cry out in passion. Odili is furious...

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