No Longer at Ease Setting & Symbolism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 56 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of No Longer at Ease.
This section contains 1,275 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the No Longer at Ease Study Guide

Lagos

Most of the novel takes place in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, which in the mid-1950s is also the colonial capital. Lagos consists of four islands and a bit of the mainland on the Atlantic coastline of central Africa. Lagos Island is the largest. It is shown as a business district, with Tinubu Square being specifically mentioned and Obalende, where Joseph Okeke lives in a trailer park. Ikoyi Island is also prominent, as it houses the government offices, homes for senior officials including Obi Okonkwo's flat once he becomes a senior civil servant, and tennis clubs, used as a symbol for upper-class prestige. Ikoyi is separated from Lagos Island by a vast cemetery. Victoria Island is mentioned, but is too wealthy an area to figure in the novel. Most people live on the mainland, where Yaba is depicted as a hot night spot. The Umuofia Progressive Union...

(read more)

This section contains 1,275 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the No Longer at Ease Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
No Longer at Ease from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.