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Fragments (African Writers Series)

November 4, at These material goods are bought with graft and corruption, which impoverishes the country’s infrastructure. Thanks for this comment. Starts off a little too pedantically and is a bit too agenda-driven for my tastes, but still, it’s wonderful to be introduced by a friend to this Ghanaian writer–and the ending was terrific, if a little overwrought. Khari Toure rated it really liked it Nov 05, The excerpt seems poetic and is brilliant.

Yet, Naana, Baako’s grandmother, belongs to the old generation and therefore Baako scarcely talks to her or takes her words seriously.

It can even go ahead to propose newer ways of doing things and stir fragmwnts revolution.

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Will definitely consider reading again. Preview — Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah. The passion, armaah clarity of events, the resistance to society’s norms and the breakdown make you wonder if Armah had been in such a condition before.

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The following is my review on fragmehts blog These figures advance concurrently across the novel’s seamless myth-fabric, each amplifying a pattern of fragmdnts 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. You are commenting using your WordPress. Trivia About Fragments Africa Yet, Baako, a pragmatist, has a divergent opinion. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Is it the ostentatious goodies so all can believe that they have indeed travelled? Per ankh- Ghana – pages. Fragments deals with the subject of materialism in contemporary Ghana. October 28, at 8: Above all, the novel has the characteristics of African cultural writing. 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.

I would recommend this book to anybody who wishes to know society’s ‘stated’ expectations and all those who just love to read. And Baako’s analytical mind was well illustrated by his focus on the tiniest details like colour and action.


He is not caught between Africa and the West, but between the West and a fragmehts Westernized Africa, and reviles the place he returns to only insofar as it imitates the one he has fled from.

Unable to harmonize contervailing needs with wider social aspirations, both family and individual drift toward confrontation and inexorable loss. In Two Thousand Seasonshe clearly demonstrated his displeasure by showing clearly our complicity in the enslavement of ourselves coming from our greed and our diametrically opposed stance to ‘the way’.

Return to Book Page. The great friend throws all things apart and brings all things together again.

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Is it the ostentatious goodies so all can believe that they have indeed travelled? First of all, I get heartened when “old” gy are brought back into the light of day. Tarkpor rated it it was amazing May 14, I try to be concise but I am not one to hide things.