A member of the African elite groping his way out of the background of slavery and colonialism, Baako sees his education as preparation for the lifework of a socially innovative artist. His family, more pragmatic, expects an elite resume to convert into power and wealth in the real world here and now. Unable to harmonize contervailing needs with wider social aspirations, both family and individual drift toward confrontation and inexorable loss.
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Review: Fragments (African Writers Series)User Review - Jerome Kuseh - Goodreads
A look at the clash between traditional communal living and the individualistic materialism of military-ruled post-Nkrumah Ghana told through a returnee who cannot bear the expectations on him by his ... Read full review
Review: Fragments (African Writers Series)User Review - David Hicks - Goodreads
Starts off a little too pedantically and is a bit too agenda-driven for my tastes, but still, it's wonderful to be introduced (by a friend) to this Ghanaian writer--and the ending was terrific, if a little overwrought. :) Read full review