Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah Study Guide

A 1987 novel by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah is considered one of the most significant postcolonial novels in recent times. This is his fifth novel and one of the prominent works to have emerged in his canon. It was nominated for the 1987 Booker Prize for Fiction, which recognizes the best original novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

Achebe's work was heavily praised upon its release; it narrates the story of an officer who has risen to power as a result of an effective coup. The political ethos in the fictional landscape of Kangan is described by three friends: Chris Oriko, Beatrice Okoh, and Ikem Osodi.