Great Boys: An African Childhood / Edition 1

Great Boys: An African Childhood / Edition 1

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 

ISBN-10: 086543574X

ISBN-13: 9780865435742

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Africa World Press

This is a coming-of-age self account by Nigerian poet and literary scholar, Tanure Ojaide in which he recalls his humble but happy childhood days during the 1950s and 60s in his homeland in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. The childhood memoirs portrays the traditional African setting of pre-colonial times and ponders over the social transformations, mostly negative,

Overview

This is a coming-of-age self account by Nigerian poet and literary scholar, Tanure Ojaide in which he recalls his humble but happy childhood days during the 1950s and 60s in his homeland in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. The childhood memoirs portrays the traditional African setting of pre-colonial times and ponders over the social transformations, mostly negative, which have since taken place in the country as a result of "modernization."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865435742
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.77(d)

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: My Beginnings
Chapter 2: The Girl who became a Boy
Chapter 3: Parents
Chapter 4: My Birth Cord
Chapter 5: New Road
Chapter 6: Grandma
Chapter 7: Visiting My Father
Chapter 8: Mother
Chapter 9: Family
Chapter 10: Friends
Chapter 11: Men
Chapter 12: Entering the School House
Chapter 13: School Days
Chapter 14: The Fire of God
Chapter 15: 1960
Chapter 16: St. George's College
Chapter 17: Sapele
Chapter 18: Holidays
Chapter 19: The Midwest Democratic Front
Chapter 20: Our College
Chapter 21: Swings (1965)
Chapter 22: Iron Chapter

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