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Jan 22, Khixaan rated it it was amazing. Despite “the treachery of chiefs and leaders, of the greed of parasites that had pushed us so far into the whiteness of death” there is some hope for the future — but not an immediate one.
Two Thousand Seasons
The gluttony of the predators is their own undoing — yet it is never enough that is undone. Finally, they are determined not to look into the past, or “return to homes blasted with triumphant whiteness. Portraying the warrior spirit of collective responsibility and survival,for Afrikan nations history interupted by invaders.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So I no longer have my copy – and would have had it not gone missing! It is a folk tale of the and for the diaspora. I love Ayi Kwei Armah, master of criticism and analytical thinking, he writes to give you nightmares. But ultimately it is too simplistic.
It has taken me very long to read this book. This article about a s novel is a stub.
This should be required reading for children 13 and up. Clear language that somehow requires each sentence be read slowly and carefully in order to comprehend the depth of thought and knowledge in Armah’s perspective.
Two Thousand Seasons – Ayi Kwei Armah
Very unique in voice and content, I feel I only skimmed the surface. And you know saesons book is on my all-time favourite list.
They use their religion to inspire and hold sway over the weak, turning them against their fellow Africans. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Admittedly, the first few pages aren’t easy to penetrate but when done, the novel provides the reader with a lot to think about. Armah connects the urges of the latter to a misguided fascination with the power of white people.
It is an epic historical novel, attempting to depict the last “two thousand seasons” of African history in one narrative arc following a Pan-African approach.
Two Thousand Seasons – Canada. Leadership is a problem: The place of origin, the home, is an unspecified African country, standing for seasobs of sub-Saharan Africa. That is not out way. Very important book to help understand the best seasos to live your life.
Trivia About Two Thousand Seasons. Chinua Achebein a interview, described Two Thousand Seasons as “unacceptable on the basis of fact, and on the basis of art. Would have given it 5 stars but for a scene near the beginning that I could have done without reading.
This book is the key to liberation of Science and History liberation of math and liberation of mechanical time. The predators appeared as beggars yet used their deceitful ways to deceive the people and use religion to gain dominance.
Armah has seazons but contempt for the powers that were: Good style and well-written. Hence, books I cherish I no longer lend! Armah’s voice is not a lone one, but in Africa actions often speak louder than words and for the past three decades actions have only reinforced the ugly picture of the continuation of the destructive past he painted. It seems too simple, too ridiculous — and yet it too will subvert the ancient society from within.
Armah reduces it effectively to “a thousand seasons wasted wandering amazed along alien roads, another thousand spent finding paths to the living way.
The whole novel is written very poetically and heartbreakingly vivid. Mar 04, Nana Fredua-Agyeman rated it it was amazing Shelves: This entry was posted on Thursday, November 4th, at The start of my journey of knowing myself,my history and world developments.
The novel is written in allegorical tone, and shifts fr Trans Atlantic and African slave trades are the subject of Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons in which a pluralized communal voice speaks through the history of Africa, its wet and dry seasons, from a period of one thousand years.
They are cunning and patient.