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Ideologies of Development in French Algeria: Saint-Simonians, Manifest Destiny, and Globalization EMMA DEPUTY

This chapter discusses conflict and its resolution, not as a literary construct in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958) and Anthills of the Savannah.It also contends that since time immemorial, various concerted efforts have been employed to resolve conflicts at various levels. It argues that while these efforts are being employed, little effort is being made to factor in the contributions of African literatures thereby connecting the foci of these literatures to international discourses, such as those of finding solutions toward resolving conflict. The chapter compares the two characters, first as revolutionary characters and second as revolutionary leaders. It confirms that although Okonkwo is a revolutionary character, he fails as a leader because he ends up without supporters. On the other hand, Beatrice is more fruitful in her endeavor; hence she ends up as an exemplary revlutionary character and leader because of her numerous followers at the end of the novel.