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This earth, my brother; an allegorical tale of Africa.

Author: Kofi Awoonor
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Experimental fiction
Allegories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Awoonor, Kofi, 1935-2013.
This earth, my brother.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1971
(OCoLC)575980346
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kofi Awoonor
OCLC Number: 129300
Description: 232 pages 22 cm

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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.

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