Anthills Of The Savannah
Anthills of the Savannah: In fact, Anthills of the Savannah which is the title of novel is another powerful symbol that I have found in the novel. It seems to me that Mr Achebe uses anthills or termite mounds which are very common in Africa to symbolize independent selfish colonies which African despots have used the sweat of the people to build for them. It is also instructive to know that sometimes Savannah is used to represent Africa. For instance, a breed of wild cat called Savannah Cat and Savannah Monitor (medium sized specie of monitor lizard) have been researched to be native to Africa.
Anthills of the Savannah