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 - Elaine Thompson - Goodreads
Insightful account of 1960's Ghana and the social pressures of returning graduates. My father returned to Ghana during that period, and we were small children, but I understand what he is describing. The relatives who expected much in return. Read full review