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Armah, Ayi Kwei 1939-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 476 publications in 11 languages and 9,906 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Historical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR9379.9.A7, 823
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The beautyful ones are not yet born; a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

125 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a treatment of the theme of corruption wrought by poverty. It is the 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
Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the African elite groping his way out of the background of slavery and colonialism, Baako sees his education as preparation for the lifework of a socially innovative artist. His family, more pragmatic, expects an elite resume to convert into power and wealth in the real world here and now. Unable to harmonize contervailing needs with wider social aspirations, both family and individual drift toward confrontation and inexorable loss
Two thousand seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thousand seasons wasted wandering amazed along alien roads, another thousand spent finding paths to the living way."
Why are we so blest? : a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Are We So Blest? (1972) was set largely in an American University, and focused on a student, Modin Dofu, who has dropped out of Harvard. Disillusioned Modin is torn between independence and Western values. He meets a Portuguese black African named Solo, who has already suffered a mental breakdown, and a white American girl, Aimée Reitsch. Solo, the rejected writer, keeps a diary, which is the substance of the novel. Aimée's frigidity and devotion to the revolution leads finally to destruction, when Modin is killed in the desert by O.A.S. revolutionaries. --www.bookrags.com
The healers : an historical novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osiris rising : a novel of Africa past, present, and future by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is structured after Africa's oldest narrative, the Isis-Osiris myth cycle. Traveling to Africa on a search for lifework and love, Ast, an African American scholar, gets immersed in history as living continuity. In a pillaged society where slaveraiders' heirs masquerade as aid donors, and colonies are disguised as nations, Ast still finds her home in a quiet community working to bring the continent's people together. The love of friends focused on the making of an African future absorbs her pained consciousness of a world dstroyed -- From back cover
KMT : in the house of life : an epistemic novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced labor in the gold and copper mines : a history of Congo under Belgian rule, 1910-1945 by Jules Marchal( Book )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the dismembered continent : seedtime essays by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resolutionaries : a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a professional interpreter, Nefert works at conferences where Africa's rulers meet not to solve the continent's problems, but to resolve to beg for solutions from past and present masters. ... [She] gets drawn into a circle of highly skilled friends looking, like her, for a key to an African future. Her spirit lifts as the group's research uncovers an ancient way of knowledge and creative work, long suppressed during the centuries of foreign oppression ..."--Back cover
Senegambia and the Atlantic slave trade by Boubacar Barry( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boubacar Barry is one of the leading figures in West African historiography. His authoritative study of 400 years of Senegambian history is unrivalled in its detailed grasp of published and unpublished materials. Taking as its subject the vast area covering the Senegal and Gambia river basins, this book explores the changing dynamics of regional and Atlantic trade, clashes between traditional African and emergent Muslim authorities, the colonial system and the slave trade, and current obstacles to the integration of the region's modern states. Professor Barry argues cogently for the integrity of the Senegambian region as a historical subject, and he forges a coherent narrative from the dismemberment and unification which characterised Senegambia's development from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. This newly-translated study is a vital tool in our understanding of West African history
Hieroglyphics for babies = Les hiéroglyphes dès le berceau by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautyful ones are not yet born; a novel. With an introd. by Christina Ama Ata Aidoo by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educate or perish by Joseph Ki-Zerbo( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanhat : récit d'un grand de Kemet : an official of ancient Kemet( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Sanhat, an Official of Kemet SANHAT, among Africa's oldest written literary texts, comes from the time of King Sehotepibre, three thousand eight hundred years ago. Sanhat, an officer returning from Libya after a military expedition, hears messengers summon the prince Senwosret urgently to the capital: The pharaoh is dead. Sanhat overhears other messengers summoning other, younger princes back. Fearing a bloody palace coup, he flees to Palestine. There he prospers. But dreading the prospect of dying abroad, he obtains a royal pardon, and returns to Egypt, bringing his life to a satisfactory close. This tale, over four thousand years old, is here transliterated and translated into French and English by the SHEMSW BAK hieroglyphic study group (Yopreka Somet, Jacques Depelchin, Ayi Kwei Armah) and then translated into Akan, Kikongo, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Wolof and Zulu by freelancers working from the French and English versions
Yang indah belum menjelma lagi by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Malay and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimimmisa by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Oromo and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistä meille tämä armo by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in Finnish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eloquence of the scribes : a memoir on the sources and resources of African literature by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moroccan state in historical perspective, 1850-1985 by Abdelali Doumou( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beautyful ones are not yet born; a novel
Alternative Names
Armah, Ayi K. 1939-

Armah, George Arey 1939-

Armah, George Aryee-Quaye 1939-

Armah, Georges Aryee-Quaye.

Armah Georges Aryee-Quaye 1939-....

Ayi-Kwei-Armah.

Ayi-Kwei-Armah 1939-....

Ayi Kwei Armah écrivain ghanéen

Ayi Kwei Armah escriptor ghanès

Ayi Kwei Armah escritor ghanés

Ayi Kwei Armah ghanaischer Schriftsteller

Ayi Kwei Armah ghanesisk författare

Ayi Kwei Armah ghanesisk skribent

Ayi Kwei Armah schrijver uit Ghana

Ayi Kwei Armah scrittore ghanese

Kwei Armah, Ayi 1939-

Арма, Айи Квеи

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Languages
English (306)

Swahili (11)

French (7)

German (6)

Gujarati (4)

Swedish (2)

Oromo (2)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (1)

Malay (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
FragmentsTwo thousand seasonsThe healers : an historical novelSenegambia and the Atlantic slave tradeAfrican literature as political philosophyThe existential fiction of Ayi Kwei Armah, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul SartreEarly West African writers : Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi & Ayi Kwei Armah