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Why are we so blest? : a novel

Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Armah, Ayi Kwei, 1939-
Why are we so blest?
New York, Doubleday, 1972
(OCoLC)568685456
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayi Kwei Armah
OCLC Number: 308560
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Ayi Kwei Armah.

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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.

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