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Osiris rising : a novel of Africa past, present, and future

Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: Popenguine, Senegal : Per Ankh, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayi Kwei Armah
ISBN: 2911928008 9782911928000
OCLC Number: 256475128
Description: 348 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Nwn --
Nwt --
Rekhit --
Set --
Asar --
Iarw --
Rwwt --
Reswt --
Ienw --
Jehwty --
Iryt --
Dwat.
Responsibility: by Ayi Kwei Armah.

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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.

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