Chinua Achebe Writing Styles in Civil Peace

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Setting

The setting of "Civil Peace" is Enugu, the former capital of Biafra (eastern Nigeria) and the surrounding countryside. The most important aspects that define both settings are not the physical geography but the human geography. Both settings are populated with official functionaries and neighbors. These two groups provide a sort of economic protection—for the Iwegbu family makes their living from them—but fail to provide any physical protection. In both the countryside and the city, the Iwegbus carry out business dealings. While living in the countryside outside of Enugu, Maria barters with camp officials for needed goods, and Jonathan is able to earn money by taxiing them and their families to the nearest tarred road. Soldiers and other "lucky people" are some of the few Nigerians with money, and in Enugu, the family is able to earn money by selling mangoes to the soldiers' wives...

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