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The Strange Man is the story of old Mensa, a respected member of a village community in Ghana. A vivid description of his boyhood has many high points of which the catching of a he-goat is the most memorable. Always in trouble, Mensa is sent away to school. Such is the viciousness and corruption at these schools, that Mensa leaves with little regret,
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published January 1st 1968 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published May 1967)
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Víctor García
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Entretenida crítica de la sociedad ghanesa de los años 60 y 70. En su mayor parte narra la historia de una especie de "Oliver Twist" ghanés, especialmente los episodios con los malvados profesores y envidiosos alumnos. ...more
Niena Alhassan
Very funny and interesting. A wonderful work of satire.
Egba Terry
The first time, I was drawn to the writer's deep sense of humour but on my second reading, the lessons embedded in the book became more clearer...

ABOUT HUMOUR
‘ ... Now, everything is not simple, my dear boy. You see, you got into trouble this morning because you said what you felt you should say, not what everyone expected you to say. My dear boy, if you want to survive in this world, always say the things people would wish you to say or wish to hear and not what you think should be said. For e
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