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

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Chapter 12 Summary

Odili's father is certain Nanga will increase his offer, begs him to come to his senses, and declares Odili will have to listen to him until he is dead. Always sentimental, Odili softens. The next day, Max, his fiancye Eunice, and a dozen CPC workers arrive. Max claims to have wired ahead, and they laugh about telegraph service. Odili's family greets the visitors and, when Mama delivers the forgotten telegram, Max leads a sarcastic three cheers for the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs. This attracts a big enough crowd that Max suggests launching the campaign here. Eunice agrees, but Odili vetoes it, unwilling to embarrass his POP father. Samalu says go ahead, and all give him three cheers. Loudspeakers blare music, chairs are set out for village dignitaries, and Max delivers an impressive impromptu speech. An ex-police, nicknamed Couple, heckles. There are several versions of why Couple...

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