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A Man of the People Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7 Summary

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Chapter 7 Summary

Nanga is a born politician, able to get away with anything and sway anyone. He can say harsh things but hold no malice inside. He is so open and kind Odili cannot take him seriously. Nanga is applauded at the end of his speech when he prophesies Nigeria will soon have world-class authors like the British and is asked for copies of the speech by Jalio and the greasy-looking editor of the Daily Matchet. A few days earlier, Odili had watched the editor uncomfortably solicit rent money from the Minister, who gave in lest he publish some rubbish about him. Nanga calls freedom of the press the freedom to assassinate character. No one but God is perfect, but they should at least criticize constructively. Riding home, Odili fawns over the speech as he throbs with expectation of being alone with Elsie. Nanga orders Elsie's bags taken to...

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