A Man of the People Setting & Symbolism

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Anata

Anata is Chief Nanga’s home village and the site of the school where Odili teaches.

Chief Nanga’s House

Chief Nanga’s house in the capital city is a luxurious mansion, compared to the substandard housing in which most of his poor countrymen live.

Urua

Urua is Odili’s home village, where his father still lives.

Bori

Bori is the capital city of the unnamed country in Africa where this story takes place. It is the site of Chief Nanga’s luxurious home, but it is also a city with areas of great poverty and poor sanitation.

Poisoned Coffee

This coffee was not really poisoned, but was so bad it was thought to be poisoned. It was actually just local coffee, which the government had promoted as a good product, but which had a terrible taste.

Josiah’s Store

Josiah is a merchant in Anata. His...

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