The novels of Ayi Kwei Armah: A study in polemical fiction

  title={The novels of Ayi Kwei Armah: A study in polemical fiction},
  author={Robert D. Fraser},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={185 - 187}
  • R. Fraser
  • Published 1 March 1985
  • Art
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
The Making of Akan Men: Confronting Hegemonic Masculinities in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Healers and Ama Ata Aidoo’s Anowa
The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah and Ama Ata Aidoo’s Anowa are two texts that focus on issues of manhood and masculinity in traditional Ghana. These writers subvert the normalization of hegemonic
Unmasking communism: Ayi Kwei Armah, black Marxism, and the cultural turn, 1967-1984
ABSTRACT Can the repudiation of Eurocentric Marxism and embrace of Afrocentrism in Ayi Kwei Armah’s essays explain his shift from writing realist to historical novels? Contextualizing Armah’s work in
“The self and the world against which it had to live”: Neocolonialism and the resistant subject in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
ABSTRACT Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born has been read in terms of its political criticism of the native elite in Nkrumah’s post-independence Ghana, and for its treatment of individual
Ghana Studies Since the 1960s
ABSTRACT:This paper provides an overview of developments in studies of Ghana since the 1960s. While taking a broad historical overview, it pays particular attention to changes in the constitution of
Revolution without evolution: The ‘Way’ of change in Ayi Kwei Armah's Two Thousand Seasons
ABSTRACT Much has been written on Ayi Kwei Armah's disavowal of African revolution/independence and his radical imaginative recreation of African past in his early and middle fiction respectively.
Dissonance, malaise et violence, post-indépendance dans la littérature africaine anglophone : du désenchantement à la déchéance ?
A travers l’analyse de la vie des protagonistes, le malaise et le dysfonctionnement socio-politique, economique et culturel des post-independances, cette etude met en exergue les differentes formes
A Pragmatic Tradition: The Past in Ghanaian Education
This paper assesses how recently published Ghanaian social studies textbooks portray Ghana’s history and traditions. Unlike many histories written for adults, which urge Ghanaians to overcome the
The Fanonian dialectic: Masters and slaves in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
The polemical social commentary of Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born has understandably been the focal point of numerous critical interpretations. Such readings, however, tend to neglect
What is Africa doing with the Novel ?
The storyteller takes what he tells from experience—his own or that reported by others. And he in turn makes it the experience of those who are listening to his tale. The novelist has isolated
Breaking the Silence: West African Authors and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
This thesis explores how Syl Cheney Coker’s The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar (1990), Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Dilemma of a Ghost (1964), Ayi Kwei Armah’s Fragments (1970), and Buchi Emecheta’s The