The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born
This novel is a treatment of the theme of corruption wrought by poverty. It is the story of an upright man resisting the temptations of easy bribes and easy satisfactions and winning for his honesty nothing but scorn even from those he loves.
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This has been on my tbr for a very long time, being cited as a classic of post-colonial African literature. It is a strangely beautiful book, despite the ugliness of its story. The narrative follows ... Read full review
The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born, written by Ayi Kwei Armah has not only shown the situation of Ghana then. But Ayi Kwei Armah has successfully prophesied the situation that will happen in many other African countries, most especially Nigeria.
Truly, the beautiful ones are not Yet born.
With the title itself The "Beautyful" Ones are Not Yet Born. it has shown the level of corruption we are about to come across in the text. I intentionally put the "Beautyful" in a quotation mark to enable us notice the level of the corruption in the title of the play which has symbolically symbolizes the level at which so many African countries are corrupt, because the 'Y' is not suppose to be in the word beautiful, but we are made to understand that even the identity of so many African countries are corrupt.
It is unimaginable for a small boy in Nigeria to say "I will like to become a President" and when asked what he has as a reason to become the President of the country, the boy replies "to embezzle money". What a great pity to some African countries...
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