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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is a soul-searching novel written in response to "the rot which imprisoned everything." The influence of imperialism on the new government of Ghana cannot be...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2015 6:19 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The title hints at the possibility that the greatest generation of Ghana has yet to be born. When it is, it will be beautiful—or “beautyful,” in the intentional misspelling used in the title—in...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2021 1:21 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is Ayi Kwei Armah’s debut novel and tells the story of a nameless man’s struggles with post-independence Ghana. Some of the main characters include The Man,...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2019 6:54 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

One moral you might like to consider is the importance of maintaining one's integrity against all the odds. That's what the unnamed protagonist does. Despite the temptations—which include the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2019 6:48 am UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The role of the Teacher is a double one. The Teacher has role in the (1) structure and (2) meaning in the novel. For the structure, his role is to give foundation and credibility to the dilemma...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2013 11:39 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

To a considerable extent, the protagonist of Ayi Kwei Armah's novel, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, is vulnerable to the negative influence of post-colonial African leadership—and yet, at the...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 2:57 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

Political novelists usually focus on critiquing the societal institutions of their time, and Ayi Kwei Armah is no exception. In his book, Armah lays bare the corruption of post-colonial government...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2016 8:12 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The corruption that is depicted in Ghana is one that filters into every aspect of being. Nothing can be done without corruption and graft. This condition stings even more seeing that it has become...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013 3:27 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

Whether or not the nameless narrator at the center of Ayi Kwei Armah's novel qualifies as the "local type" or archetype for the twenty-first century will depend on how you perceive the twenty-first...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2020 5:50 pm UTC

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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

One utterance that portrays the imprisoning powerlessness of the characters is when the nameless narrator hears the man at the Asamansudo rally say, Alone, I am nothing. I have nothing. We have...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2020 10:50 pm UTC

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It seems to me that both elements are part of Armah's style. Indeed, it is important for Armah to clearly identify the distinctions between the past and present conditions of Ghana. For Armah,...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013 6:09 pm UTC

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