A Man of the People - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Odili decides to visit Mrs. Nanga on Christmas because he learns Edna will also be visiting that day. A drunken relative has come to try to persuade Mrs. Nanga to give him money. Odili has to wait quite a while for Edna to arrive, and finally he has the opportunity to tell her he thinks she should delay her marriage and see more of the world. Edna tells him she feels obligated to marry Chief Nanga because he paid for her education and her father is pressuring her to marry. Odili tries to put his arm around Edna, but she pushes him away.

Things are changing rapidly in the country. The corruption of several major politicians, including Chief Nanga, is exposed by the press. The whole country is in turmoil. Odili goes back to the capital city to help with the beginning of the new political party, the...

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