A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
This paper is on the book “A Man of the People” by Chinua Achebe, there’s no pdf’s online for it. The book is $12, but I’d advise instead to look up a summary and find quotes from the novel online. 1. The paper should be between 10 and 12 double spaced pages. Papers that exceed the 12 page limit (or that employ tiny fonts or narrow margins to squeeze themselves under the limit) will be marked down unless the added length clearly and substantially contributes to the quality of the paper. Note that this is a very difficult standard to meet. 2. The paper should identify four scenes or plot lines in the novel and show how they illustrate particular arguments developed in the lectures and/or readings about the character of African politics and society. For each scene or plot line that you choose to discuss, you should a) summarize the characters dialogue, actions and the events in which they are enmeshed; b) explain what this scene or plot line captures or exemplifies about the nature of African politics or society; and c) explain and interpret the scene in terms of the theoretical arguments developed in the lectures and/or readings.