Beautiful Ones are not yet Born

by Ayi Kwei Armah

  • ISBN: 9780435905408
  • SKU: 2010141001500

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AFRICAN WRITERS SERIES

`What is impressive about The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is the way in which it expresses the disillusion and cynicism engendered in Ghana in the last years of Nkrumah, which his fall only seemed to compound... Its description of the vague existential ennui of his unnamed hero recalls Sartre's La Nausea' West Africa ' ...his central story of an upright man resisting the temptations of easy bribes and easy satisfactions and winning for his honesty nothing but scorn even from those he loves, is most vividly conveyed.' The Times Literary Supplement `Probably the best writer ever to come out of Ghana... a notable achievement.' Sunday Telegraph `This is not a book to be forgotten.' The Listener A fine treatment of the theme of corruption ... the contamination wrought by poverty' The Spectator `This is a clever and uncomfortable moral fable, handling human values without withholding sympathy from the clumsy ones and those whom weakness impels to a pursuit of power' The Guardian

`Very highly recommended.' The Scotsman

Cover design by Keith Pointing Cover illustration by Christopher Brown

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