Akambi Fatiou RAÏMI.
Senior lecturer at the University of Parakou
Gabriel Okara’s The Voice and Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People represent two periods of African political life. The former stands for the one-party system whereas the latter is set in a multi-party system, which proves the complementarity of the two novels. Both show the particularity of politics in African countries. African-like politics is characterized by totalitarian regime and African leaders’ negative attitude to political opposition, just because these leaders have the mania of staying in power for as long as possible.
Keywords: African countries; One-party system; Multi-party system; Totalitarian regime; Negative attitude; Political opposition.