Abstract for 24. ANALYSING POST-COLONIAL AFRICAN ELITES’ LEADERSHIP IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH (1987)
Globalisation implying interaction and interconnectedness among all nations is strongly characterised by western hegemony. Accordingly, African countries hardly experience true sovereignty. This situation sets multiple problems of management, leadership and governance in present-day Africa, which are unveiled by prominent second generation African writers like Ngũgi Wa Thiong’o, Ayi Kwei Armah, Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe. The lattest writer in one of his outstanding novels Anthills of the Savannah (1987) depicts the way, for various reasons, including dependence on western powers and women’s marginalisation, post-colonial African elites fail to fulfil their people’s expectations and hopes. This paper explores from a postcolonial perspective African leaders’ misleadership which leads to scarring terrorist acts and putsches.