RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 129300 LA English T1 This earth, my brother; an allegorical tale of Africa. A1 Awoonor, Kofi,, PB Doubleday PP Garden City, N.Y. YR 1971 AB An experimental novel which the author has described as a "prose poem." In it, Awoonor tells a story on two levels, each representing a distinct reality. The first level is a standard narrative which details a day in the life an attorney named Amamu. On another level, it is a symbol-laden mystical journey filled with biblical and literary allusions. These portions of the text deal with the new nation of Ghana, which is represented by a baby on a dunghill. The dunghill is a source of both rot and renewal, and in this way represents the foundations upon which Ghana was built, according to Awoonor.