Anthills of the Savannah - Study Guide Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17: Chris describes his bus journey out of Bassa up the Great North Road that leads out of town. He describes the differences in terrain and surroundings as the bus moves along. As the bus reaches the countryside, the checkpoints become fewer and farther between. The purpose of the checkpoints also seems to change. Rather than look for the fugitives, the guards at the checkpoints are more interested in receiving compensation from the bus driver. Eventually, the bus simply stops at checkpoints and the bus driver hands over money without the disembarking of the passengers or the searching of the bus. When the bus reaches the respite town of Agbata, the passengers get out to stretch their legs and get some food. By this point, the three companions pretending as if they don’t know each other drop the pretense and eat together at one table.

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