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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Ayi Kwei Armah’s Novels of Liberation

D.K. Alexander and N. Theophilus
Corresponding Author:  Alexander Dakubo Kakraba 

Key words:  History, liberation, reconstruction, resistance, slave, ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 253-261
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 March, 22 2011 May, 10 2011 May, 25

This study, which will be in two parts, examines Armah’s five novels: Two Thousand Seasons, Why Are So Blest, The Healers, Osiris Rising and KMT as novels of liberation. The study seeks to show that Armah’s works mentioned are not just meant for only aesthetic purpose, but a kind of continuous and conscious struggle against the forces of slavery and colonisation in the past, and neo-colonialism and globalisation in the present, forces which have plagued the African continent for so many years. Therefore, these novels are meant to serve as a kind of liberation tools for African intellectuals in the continent itself and for those in the Diaspora. Combined, these novels trace the various stages of the struggle for complete independence from such forces. This study, which is part one of the whole theses, will focus on Two Thousand Seasons and The Healers.
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D.K. Alexander and N. Theophilus, 2011. Ayi Kwei Armah’s Novels of Liberation.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3): 253-261.
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