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Title:The re-making of Africa: Ayi Kwei Armah and the narrative of an (alter)-native route to development
Author:Adeoti, GbemisolaISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:Africa Media Review (ISSN 0258-4913)
Volume:13
Issue:2
Pages:1-15
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
Africa
Subjects:novels
politics
African literature
postcolonialism
Armah, Ayi Kwei, 1939-
Africa--Politics and government
About person:Ayi Kwei Armah (1939-)ISNI
External link:https://www.codesria.org/IMG/pdf/01_adeoti.pdf
Abstract:The paper critically explores the novels of Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah with a view to analysing his perception of and responses to Africa's contemporary political history. Using 'The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born' (1968) and 'Osiris Rising' (1995) for in-depth study, the paper stresses the trajectory of Armah's philosophical reflections on 'the trouble with Africa' as it relates to governance and development. The study is premised on a theoretical assumption that African literary arts, oral and written, are capable of generating the necessary stimuli for change. In its fictiveness, literature proffers different perspectives of existential problems and their solutions. A politically engaged novel, the type that Armah often writes, is an apt canvas for paradigmatic interactions of contending ideas and social forces. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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