Chinua Achebe Has Proven His Worth Among English-Speakingafrican Novelists By Representing the African Social and Political Environmentin a Thoroughly Realistic Way. His Novels Depict Life Within a Particularhistorical Background, and Convey a Sense of Growing Disgust and Unrest Withinnigerian Society, a Society That Has Started to Emerge from the ‘Colonialcomplex’ Caused By Years of Denigration and Self-Abasement. a Man of the People (1967) Isachebe’S Fourth Novel. It Describes Nigeria In Its Post-Independence Phase,During Which Time the Country Became a ‘Cesspool of Corruption and Misrule’ Inthe Context of Colonial-Style Social and Economic Development, a Situation Thatresulted In Conflict Between the Emergent, Elitist Middle Class and the Generalpopulation. Achebe’S Reputation As a Novelist Rests on His Impartial Understandingof, and Ability to Represent, the Nigerian Environment. His Realisticcharacterization, and Diagnosis, of His Country’S Malaise Has the Power Toinspire a Revolution Informed By African Ideologies.