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The state of affairs in GHANA post independence. The story of post-colonial Africa. Published in 1968 but still so relevant. #TheBeautifulOnesAreNotYetBorn #AyiKweiArmah

reading #OsirisRising by #AyiKweiArmah n contemplating my #miseducation 📸by #KaiLutterodt

Poetic literature for a rainy Sunday morning ☔️☕️ #ayikweiarmah #thebeautifulonesarenotyetborn #ghanianliterature

Meeting my favorite author of all-time, Ayi Kwei Armah, in the flesh is one of the reasons I repatriated. Read Armah. Study Armah. Start with Two Thousand Seasons. #revolutionarylove #africancenterededucation #twothousandseasons #ayikweiarmah

We are looking forward to #IbrahimMahama's solo show #Fragments @whitecube opening 28 February. For this exhibition, his first solo presentation in the UK, Mahama has created a new series of works, including Non-Orientable Nkansa (2016) a monumental sculpture formed from stained wooden fragments. The title of the exhibition is taken from the book of the same name by the renowned Ghanaian author #AyiKweiArmah. Published in 1970, the novel explores the relationship between the individual and society within the newly independent #Ghana.

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

#AfricanLiterature #Classic
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"Did you remember to tell your listeners of what time, what age you rushed so fast to speak? Or did you leave the listener floundering in endless time, abandoned to suppose your story belonged to any confusing age? Is it a story of yesterday, or is it of last year? Is it from the time of the poet Nyankoman Dua, seven centuries ago? Or did it take place ten centuries ago, when Ghana was not just a memory, and the eloquent ones before you still sang praises to the spirit holding our people together? Is it of that marvellous black time before the desert was turned desert, thirty centuries and more ago? Or have you let the listener know the truth: that this story now is not so old - just over a century old?"

#AyiKweiArmah #TheHealers #historicalnovel #Africanliterature #classicsofafricanliterature
My planned reading for February: Armah's The Healers; an anthology of Japanese literature that includes poetry, short fiction essays, and filmscripts; and, a book that I think I've taken too long before reading, Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

Sunday reading - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born ☕️📖 #AyiKweiArmah #Ghana 🇬🇭

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TFW the song in your playlist matches the emotion of the heart break poetry you are reading. The poem is called 'Aftermath' and is written by Ghanaian poet Ayi Kwei Armah. It talks about the heavy pain of the aftermath of love. The song is a Tamil song from a movie Maryaan where the guy is singing about the lover he cannot be with. This combination totally got the sappy hearted me. #messages #poemsfromghana #aftermath #ayikweiarmah #heartbreak #tamilsongs #maryaan #arrehman

Being based in Houston, and currently under a state of emergency, we will not be airing or posting any new content this week into next. We are making sure that we are safe. They say evacuate but it is contradictory info because highways are un-drivable, so basically we are stuck. As of now we have electricity and food but they say that a river near where we are located may crest and flood, and damage levies where we are located. We hope for the best. We thank everyone who supports us, and we want people to always put theory with practice to effect change. Nobody can't tell us this isn't because of #climatechange !!! Well let me get off here and be cool, good time to read some #ngugiwathiongo and #ayikweiarmah
Peace!!! #conscientization101 #houstonflooding #houstonisunderwater #houstonisflooded #hurricaneharvey

Ghana must read.

Since I posted this on my fb, new writers have been brought to my knowledge.

I need to start writing, we need more writers in Ghana#Ghanaianwriters#africanwritersseries#homegoing#yaagyasi#ayikweiarmah#twothousandseansons#ghanamistgo#efuasutherland#aduboahen#kwamenkrumah#blackwriters#igreads#bookish#anowa#historyofghana

Tuesday Top Five: Books by African Male Authors - Been trying to do a short video of these but this is the first week of school and I'm trying to get organized. Anyway these are 5 of my favorite books by African male writers: Ayi Kwei Armah's The Healers; From A Crooked Rib by Nuruddin Farah; Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe and The Famished Road by Ben Okri. Have you read any of these or any books by these awesome authors? Let me know your thoughts 😊 #africanwriters #africanbooks #africanbookworm #africanreader #tuesdaytopfive #ayikweiarmah #nuruddinfarah #ngugiwathiongo #chinuaachebe #benokri #bookstagram #africanbookstagram #ghana #nigeria #somalia #kenya

The beautiful ones are not yet born while the ugly ones refuse to die. #africa #writers #todaysreading #bookstagram #ayikweiarmah #saturdaythings 🤓

The state of affairs in GHANA post independence. The story of post-colonial Africa. Published in 1968 but still so relevant. #TheBeautifulOnesAreNotYetBorn #AyiKweiArmah

I was always one to analyze, reflect on and research Hip-Hop lyrics and their references. Hip-Hop exposed me to a lot essential knowledge and literature that I otherwise wouldn't have been exposed to since I didn't go to college until only recently and knowledge of self never ranks high on public school curriculums. Publications like Elemental, Ego Trip, Mass Appeal as well as underground hip-hop albums and tracks like 2000 Seasons always had references to plenty of literary jewels (@talibkweli always came through with the knowledge). It is one of my favorite tracks for its message and it's production. "2000 Seasons" is a reference to the book of the same title by Ayi Kwei Armah. I finally got around to ordering a copy of this hard to find book (thanks Amazon). I'm only about a hundred pages in but this definitely a great read. I highly recommended it.
Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek) - Fortified Live / 2000 Seasons 12" #Vinyl #Records #Record #VinylRecord #VinylRecords #Wax #RecordCollecting #VinyligClub #MoreDustyThanDigital #DigginInTheCrates #Soulition #TheSoulition #DJKaseOne #Nowplaying #HipHop #2000seasons #ayikweiarmahtwothousandseasons #ayikweiarmah #blackauthors #literature #blackliterature #knowledgeofself #africanliterature

If you have ever wondered whether there were more to #Africanliterature than Africa's Nobel Prize winners, here is the anthology which answers your questions.⠀

Voices from Twentieth-Century #Africa redraws the map of African literature in an even-handed treatment of its traditions: the popular and the academic, the oral and the written, the folk and the elite; and we find both literature translated from indigenous #African languages, and #literature composed in the languages of Africa's alien conquerors.⠀

There are short stories, extracts from #novels and #epics , #fables , #parables , songs, #satires , #dirges , boasts, laments, and epigrams. As to subject, it takes in all the diverse facets of African life: love, hate, war, affairs of state...GO TO #CONSCIENTIZATION101 .COM TO VIEW FULL WRITE-UP!!!!⠀

#chinweizu #panafricanism #praxis #reading #ayikweiarmah #okotbitek #ngugiwathiongo #sembeneousmane #naiwuosahon #zulu #yoruba #acholi #igbo #griots #allafricanpeople #africanlanguages

"Those who are blessed with the power
And the soaring swiftness of the eagle
And have flown before,
Let the go.
I will travel slowly,
And I too will arrive."
#ayikweiarmah
#art #abstract #penart #blackandwhite #word #contemporaryart #africanart #ghana #photography #artist_4_shoutout #artcollective #mondaymotivation #instashare #gallery #daily #random #love #leadersofafrica #artsamazingz

The Beautyful Ones Are not Yet Born (1968), describes the life of an unnamed rail worker who is pressured by his family and fellow workers to accept bribes and involve himself in corrupt activities in order to provide his family with material goods. The other workers who accept bribes are able to live a prosperous life, while he and his family live from pay check to pay check as a result of his honesty. The unnamed protagonist has failed professionally because he has been too soft and the only heroes in the society—that is, the only ones who succeed—are those who no longer feel moral or emotional hypocrisy. In The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Ayi Kwei Armah attempts to capture the seemingly endless spiral of corruption, moral decadence and spiritual death in post-colonial Ghana. | #TheBeautyfulOnesAreNotYetBorn #AyiKweiArmah #AFREADs #AfricanLit #AfricanLiterature

@lawal_oyinkansola is more proof that #ayikweiarmah's belief that the beautiful ones are not yet born is soooo untrue

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"J'écris (des livres) parce que j'ai échoué en essayant d'accomplir quelque chose de plus utile... Et comme j'ai appris à écrire, j'utilise l'écriture comme défense contre le desespoir total..." #AyiKweiArmah

Le 20 septembre chez Pauvert et dans toutes les bonnes librairies. J'y ai laissé quelques salves avec quelques camarades comme @akuanaru et #AmzatBoukari le tout sous la direction de Queen Leo aka @afrofabulous #ThingsWeDone #DreamTeam #Arctivism

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