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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
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May 13, 08

i read this not long after i returned from a few months spent traveling in central america. although, i've never been to africa, there is a resonance here for anyone who has lived in a developing nation. it's the similarities you see in the housing structures in xian, china, and lucea, jamaica. or the smell of coal burning. or the exhaust from diesel-fueled buses. this book, albeit heavy and frustrating, is beautiful and somehow hopeful. i hope to travel to ghana one day...

a friend's father passed this to me. he also gave me the snow leopard and the poisonwood bible. each has had a major impact on my literary life.
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