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No Longer at Ease Setting & Symbolism

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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...

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