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I believe he should be high up in there with the Soyinkas and not be classified as the generation behind Achebe. This is a powerful novel that ties personal warfare, love, greed, and excitement into an amazing storyline. The passion, the clarity of events, the resistance to society’s norms and the breakdown make you wonder if Armah had been in such a condition before.

Unfortunately for Baako, his family has high expectations. I liked this book.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Feb 01, Salisu Yusuf added it. Anonymous 28 January at However, Ayi Kwei Armah’s works have consistently challenged our collective actions and thoughts as a society.

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Paperbackpages. After graduating, he entered Harvard University, receiving a degree in sociology. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In Fragments, the maternal inheritance system as practised by the Akan ethic group comes alive, as Baako’s father, whether fragnents or alive was not mentioned.

One of the best books I ever read, Armahs writing style is incredible, so much attention to detail. The great friend throws all things apart and brings all things together again. He is bold and philosophical that’s why I never agreed with Chinua Achebe’s comments on Armah’s ‘Two Thousand Seasons’ that the arkah is armab. His coming back home was with trepidation as to what he would discover or uncover, what he would do with himself and the expectations of the people around him.


Armah has lived and traveled in various parts of Africa, beginning in Notify me of new comments via email.

Fragments abounds in image-complexes: So thank you for this review of Fragments. This plot in the hands of some novelists might end up a boring piece.

October 29, at Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What then would be the importance of their educational sojourn in a arrmah country? The place is run by this so-called elite of pompous asses trained to do nothing.

Unable to harmonize contervailing needs with wider social aspirations, both family and individual drift toward confrontation and inexorable loss. That is the way everything goes and turns round. You are certainly right and you had the right words…thus…symbolist. Khari Toure rated it really liked it Nov 05, Anonymous 27 December at To put it differently, is Ghana or for that matter Africa ready to accept artists like writers?

This is the clumsiest theme of the book, and Armah’s pop-psychologizing is a bit embarrassing. Yet, Baako had his values; values he held in high esteem such as prompt response to issues, priority settings, and efficiency. Ocran, Baako’s art teacher, explained to Baako, when he complained:.


Nick Hegedus armay it really liked it Aug 01, After nearly five years in the US, Baako returns back home, with hopes to build his writing career and help frqgments nation with his newly acquired kdei.

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About Ayi Kwei Armah. Posted by Nana Fredua-Agyeman at 7: Any work of art could perform any of these functions. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Yet, the description of the processes leading to Baako’s psychotic condition reminded me of King’s Roadwork. Unfortunately ati Baako, his family has high expectations.

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In it, the main character Baako is a “been to”, meaning that he has been to the United States and received his education there. After a five-month hospitalization in Boston, Massachusetts, he returned to Ghana in Imperceptibly, the writings of Ayi Kwei Armah are similar to that of Stephen King, not in content but in the boldness with which he tackles any subject and make it come alive, the boldness with which he fearlessly experiments, the boldness with which he pens down his narratives.

In Algeria, Armah worked as a translator for the magazine Revolution Africaine until his health failed toward the end of You can leave a responseor fraagments from your own site.

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