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A Man of the People Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Anata

A village in Nigeria, 300 miles from the capital of Bori, Anata is the hometown of M. A. Nanga and teacher Andrew Kadibe, and the location of the Anata Grammar School in which the narrator teaches as the novel begins. Odili intends to set up his campaign headquarters in Anata, but he is barred from the school assembly hall, intimidated, and fired from his teaching job. The novel's climax comes at a political rally in Anata, where Odili is beaten by a mob of Nanga's thugs and hospitalized.

Bori

The capital of Nigeria, Bori is a contrast between fine homes like Chief Nanga's and areas where night soil is picked up at dawn.

Common People's Convention (CPC)

A new political party, founded by lawyer Max Kulamo and Odili Samalu to save Nigeria's newborn freedom from corruption by mediocre politicians, CPC takes advantage of opposition to new import regulations...

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