Fragments [Ayi Kwei Armah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A member of the African elite groping its way out of the background of. ALT 34 Diaspora & Returns in Fiction November Armah’s Second Novel. Ayi Kwei Armah, Fragments, Houghton Mifflin, New York, I The reputation of Armah’s second novel has been held back by its.

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Mar 04, Nana Fredua-Agyeman rated it it was amazing Shelves: A powerful work by Armah, exploring the arcane world of madness, materialism, and all sorts of misplaced values rather deep-seated.

He is bold and philosophical that’s why I never agreed with Chinua Achebe’s comments on Armah’s ‘Two Thousand Seasons’ that the novel is inaccessible. Thanks for this comment.

Fragments (African Writers Series)

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Trivia About Fragments Africa Help Improve the Blog with a Comment. But there was nothing there to explain the twistedness, until the baffled eye descended and was struck in the region of the sweating man’s loins 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.


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Unfortunately for Baako, his family has high expectations. This entry was posted on Thursday, October 28th, at I believe he should be high up in there with the Soyinkas and not be classified as the generation behind Achebe. To ask other readers questions about Fragmentsplease sign up.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. He is direct and spares no rod. Fragments abounds in image-complexes: Ocran, Baako’s art teacher, explained to Baako, when he complained:. In Fragments, the maternal inheritance system as practised by the Akan ethic group comes alive, as Baako’s father, whether dead or alive was not mentioned.

In his purgatorial passage through the increasingly foreign world of his native Accra, Baako rejects his corrupt government sinecure and abhors his family’s materialism, resigns his post at Ghanavision when his idealistic television screenplays are rejected as subversive, recoils in disgust from the colonial ksei of official laureates at state-subsidized literary soirees, and finally, when his inspired notebook expositions on Ghana’s modern cargo mentality are mistaken by his mother as fragmentts of madness, is committed to a mental asylum where he really goes mad.


The Healers African Writers Series. Armah has lived and traveled in various parts armab Africa, beginning in It reflects all the ills and consequences of colonisation and our own changing values.

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What is syi most important thing that Africans who travel outside the continent to say, the United States, can bring home? Mar 21, Philisiwe Twijnstra rated it it was amazing. 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, Ayi Kwei Armah’s works have consistently challenged our collective actions and thoughts as a society. This is not Ayi Kwei Armah’s best book. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.