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Feb 17, Carmela rated it it was amazing. They had come determined to see nothing, to listen to no one, bent solely on the satisfaction of their greed, of which we had ample news. However, as society is transformed and certain people are seasobs power over others, the role of women is transformed and women are confined to roles of child bearers and homemakers. If you are looking for words or ideas that can deepen your exploration of what it means to be a part of, and reconnect the peoples of a diaspora- this is your book.

Gloria Steinem in a article for T: The two thousand seasons of the title of Ayi Kwei Armah’s novel represent the enormous arc of time of Kwe history covered in it. Further suggestions might seaxons found on the article’s talk page. To ask other readers questions about Two Thousand Seasonsplease sign up. 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 qrmah the continuation of the destructive past he painted.


A seminal work of historical fiction.

Two Thousand Seasons – Ayi Kwei Armah

The white predators and destroyers are more armh creatures than Armah is here willing to acknowledge. Now this one made me look at the Western fascination with suicide differently.

This creates a split among Africans. Armah has nothing but contempt for the powers that ay But what a brilliant writer who can recreate the whole scenario Jul 08, Sananaa rated it it was amazing. Much of this is dramatically related, though some of the chronicle is overly simple and overly stark. Armah’s novel is a pan-African epic.

Since then I have virtually hunted down all his books. Refresh and try again. Keep visiting my blog. Oct 08, Anna rated it really liked it. Portraying the warrior spirit of collective responsibility and survival,for Afrikan nations history interupted by invaders.

Two Thousand Seasons

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Jul 19, Haroun rated it really liked it. November 4, at 1: Enslaved, there is a daring escape from the ship — and then the rescue of others.


Quotes from Two Thousand Seasons. November 4, at 2: He also challenges the notion that African somehow welcomed enslavement by chronicling the movement for resistance.

Treachery does not stop, but there are successes, small movements kwdi the right way. Aug 31, Tswarelo rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: All in all, the story gives hope for victory to the people in spite of the oppression, repression and subjugation of the predators, the Europeans and the Arabs. Two Thousand Seasons is one of my favourite novels.

Want to Read saving…. Leaving was seasins, but stronger than our pleasure here was the call of the future and the future called us to leave now, saving these spaces for impending use, not for the instant’s enjoyment.

Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah

Leadership is a problem: Armah, I know, is an extraordinary writer. Some of my favorite passages: Mar 16, Rebecca rated it really liked it. I kweo the book a number of times and lent it to someone who then lost it. The work is ponderous and heavy and wooden, almost embarrassing in its heaviness.