This novel is based on post independence Africa. It clearly depicts the clash between the Western ways and the old traditional values. Sandu, the novel’s chief character is conceited and terribly ambitious. Rumayika, a county chief reveals to poverty stricken Sandu the ill-founded notion that the latter is in fact a prince. Sandu’s abortive attempts to enthrone himself are brutally suppressed by the administration. With a light-hearted approach the writer portrays an interesting picture of the establishment. The rampant corruption, flattery in political circles, and general inefficiency is brought out in interesting style.