Anthills of the Savannah - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Chapter 3: Christopher calls the editor, Ike, of the newspaper, the Gazette, to tell him Christopher will be sending him a story shortly that must be printed in the newspaper.

Chapter 4: Ikem describes the gathering of a crowd to witness the killing of four citizens as punishment for their crimes. Ikem writes an editorial voicing his strong disapproval of public executions, which His Excellency then turns into a law that bans public executions. Ikem also introduces a schoolmate by the name of Sam.

Analysis

Ikem talks about the risky driving conditions in Africa. He says it is the car behind you rather than in front of you to which you have to pay attention. This foreshadows an ambush of some sort in a latter part of the novel that involves vehicles. Ikem writes a hymn that explains what has happened to the country under different leaders. The hymn...

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