Anthills of the Savannah - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Chapter 5: Ikem, Elewa, Beatrice, Chris, Dick and Mad Medico are hanging out drinking and talking about their old times in college. They even talk about Sam’s personality and demeanor, prior to his becoming president of the country.

Chapter 6: Beatrice receives a phone call from His Excellency to invite her to a small dinner party he is having on Saturday night. When the driver comes to pick up Beatrice, she finds out she won’t be dining at the Palace, but instead at the country home of the president, which is a 40-mile drive each way.

Analysis

The characters start to reveal how each of them came into their current position. This provides insight as to who each of the characters was in earlier days, how their lives intertwine and how each of them has changed and evolved since then, such as Sam turning into the President...

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