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Feb 01, Salisu Yusuf added it. Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah. This may be because I delved into Fragments, with the heavy narrative of TTS in mind, as only one book separates these two readings. Parts of the book present the Afro-centric, traditionalist themes of later books like 2, Seasons in the dense metaphorical style that Armah came to be known for, but other than that Fragments is a wandering kdei that isn’t as fresh and cutting as it was when it was called the Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born.

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I try to be concise but I am not one to hide things. Okay so you know that I am an Armahite… and I love all his novels. Patson rated it it was amazing Sep 08, This plot in the hands of some novelists might end up a boring piece.

Goodreads helps you keep track arma books you want to read. The excerpt seems poetic and is brilliant. That is how all living things come back after long absences, and in the whole kei world all things are living things.


Fragments (African Writers Series)

Furthermore, in less than hrs later, a lady friend of his friend and his mother, at different places, asked to be wheeled out when his car arrives. Fragments abounds in image-complexes: For more info on the festival, visit our website: And these are the very things that the civil service within which he was finally employed did not do.

Reitumetse Rapulane rated it it was amazing Apr 07, But there was nothing there to explain the armmah, until the baffled eye descended and was struck in the fragmennts of the sweating man’s bg with the sight of a scrotal sac so swollen that within the tattered pants containing it it had the look of a third and larger buttock winning a ruthless struggle to push the original two out of the way.

After nearly five years in the US, Baako returns back home, with hopes to build his writing career and help his nation with his newly acquired skills. The beginning chapter reads: November 1, at 5: This is a powerful novel that ties personal warfare, love, greed, frwgments excitement into an amazing storyline.

Ocran, Baako’s art teacher, explained to Baako, when he complained:. Ayi Kwei Armah was born in Takoradi, Kwie, in The capital of this nation resembles Accra, the capital of his native Ghana. To view it, click here. These figures advance concurrently across the novel’s seamless myth-fabric, each amplifying a pattern of outward passage, the suffering of an actual or figurative death and rebirth into an altered state, and a beneficial return, bearing what may be doubtful blessings.


Return to Book Page. For me, the bigger aui after reading the book concerns the place of the arts say writing as in the case of Baako in the Ghanaian society?

Read it many years ago.

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January 11, at 9: His point of entry into the country presented him with the collision course he would be on with the forces that drive the notions and thoughts of people, for it wasn’t long that the sister of a friend he had fdagments whilst enplaned to Ghana, told him that he does not look like a ‘been-to’.

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In it, the main character Baako is a “been to”, meaning that he has qyi to the United States and received his education there. Here, Ayi Kwei Armah clearly depicts the mentality of the people without being direct, for both had presumed that Baako has a car, which would soon arrive; because every been-to has a car.