Fragments (African Writers Series)

Ayi Kwei Armah

$ 15.39 (new)
$ 13.85 (used)

Paperback (201 pages)



Editorial Description

Baako returns to Ghana to try and put the fragments of his life together.

Reader Reviews

Ghanaian Fiction from the 1970s
From back cover:

About the story:

"Baako, a television scriptwriter, wants to produce, to be a maker for and of this country; he finds he is expected merely to be a provider for his family. Society reflects his work, and his family's disappointment heaps guilt upon him. His fight for sanity is a lonely one, with few allies...It is a novel of high and consistent artistry."
- Prof Molly Mahood, 'Saturday Review'

About the Author:

"Ayi Kwei Arhmah was born in Takoradi, Ghana, in 1939.

He was educated at Achimota School, Groton School and Harvard University. He was worked as a translator, a scriptwriter for Ghana television, and in Paris as a translator-editor on 'Jeune Afrique.' He was also taught at the Universities of Lesotho and Wisconsin.

'The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born' (1968) was the writer's first novel, followed in 1970 by 'Fragments, Why Are We So Blest?' (1972), 'Two Thousand Seasons' (1973) and 'The Healers' (1978).