A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe

By Chinua Achebe

By way of the popular writer of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and exhibits the colour and vivacity in addition to the violence and corruption of a society making its personal means among the 2 worlds.

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Fernsehquiz in London. « Kommen drei Freunde an einer Weide vorbei und sehen, dass sich ein Schaf im Zaun verfangen hat. »Ich wollte, es wäre Lena Meyer- Landruth«, sagt der erste. �Und ich wünschte, es wäre Angelina Jolie«, meint der zweite. « Zur künstlichen Besamung der Kühe wird der Tierarzt gerufen. Als der erscheint, ist nur die alte Oma auf dem Hof. Sie führt den Doktor in den Stall, deutet auf die Kuh und sagt: »Da ist sie. « Auf der Toilette steht ein riesiger Typ neben einem Zwerg. Als der Kleine seinen Schwanz rausholt, fallen dem Großen fast die Augen raus und er pfeift anerkennend.

Ist es gesund, Fotzen zu küssen? Im Prinzip ja, in der Regel nein! Nachwuchsnutte Vicky wird im Puff von der Chefin eingewiesen. Der erste Kunde kommt und äußert seinen Wunsch. « »Ganz einfach«, sagt die Chefin. »Du spitzt den Mund und sagst ›Honolulu‹! « Vicky geht also ins Zimmer zurück, auf einmal ein lauter Schrei. « Antwortet die Kleine: »Oh, oh, ich habe die Insel verwechselt. ›Gran Canaria‹ habe ich gesagt …« Eine Mutter fährt mit ihrer achtjährigen Tochter im Bus. An einer Haltestelle stehen einige Nutten und halten nach Kundschaft Ausschau.

Darauf der Schwule: »Dieda bleib hier, er will verhandeln! « Drei alte Frauen gehen ins Schwimmbad. Als die erste schwimmt, holt sie der Bademeister zu sich und fragt sie, warum sie so gut schwimmen könne. Die Frau antwortet, dass sie früher Clubmeisterin gewesen sei. Auch als die zweite alte Frau schwimmt, holt der Bademeister sie zu sich und fragt sie, wieso sie so prima schwimme. Die Frau antwortet, sie sei einmal Landesmeisterin gewesen. Als die dritte Frau schwimmt, ist der Bademeister noch beeindruckter als zuvor und sagt, sie sei die beste Schwimmerin, die er je gesehen habe.

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