A Man of the People - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Odili’s father gives Odili a hard time for not taking the bribe offered by Chief Nanga for withdrawing from the race. Max and the campaign team arrive with several new vehicles and decide to launch Odili’s campaign right from Odili’s father’s home. Odili doesn’t think Max’s speech is persuading the townspeople to support their party. Max accuses the current government of corruption, but the people seem to expect that politicians will be taking something for themselves; as long as the people think that their own lives are improving, they don’t seem to care too much about the politicians’ growing wealth. In fact, one villager seems to be in favor of Odili’s candidacy because he thinks having a local man in government will ensure the village gets a bigger share of money.

Odili is shocked when Max tells him he should...

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