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Author: Tanure Ojaide
ISBN13: 978-0865435742
Title: Great Boys: An African Childhood
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Language: English
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Africa World Pr (February 1, 1998)
Pages: 208

Great Boys: An African Childhood by Tanure Ojaide

com Product Description (ISBN 086543574X, Hardcover). 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.

Personal Name: Ojaide, Tanure, 1948- Childhood and youth. Geographic Name: Niger River Delta (Nigeria) Social life and customs. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Great boys : an African childhood, Tanure Ojaide.

When Tanure could not think of one, the teacher named him Moses (Ojaide; Great Boys: An African Childhood 119). He came to the United States, earned his MA from Syracuse and went on to earn a P. He now teaches African Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In the book, Ezeulu and his people have been befriended by a British administrator named Winterbottom. However, I see this friendship as deceitful in every way because Winterbottom and his people, in an effort to implement the practice of Indirect Rule, send for Ezeulu and ask him to be their intermediary between the native Nigerians and the British colonizers. Great Boys: An African Childhood. Trenton, NJ/Asmara, ERITREA: Africa World Press, Inc. 1998. The Blood of Peace: And Other Poems. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Nigerian Poets, Social life and customs, Childhood and youth, Biography. Tanure Ojaide (1948-).

Tanure Ojaide was born to Urhobo parents from Okpara Inland in Agbon Kingdom of Delta State. He attended secondary school at Obinomba and Federal Government College, Warri, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan for his degree program in English. Drawing the Map of Heaven: An African Writer in America (Lagos: Malthouse Press, 2012). Great Boys: An African Childhood (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1998).

Great Boys: An African Childhood (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1998). In this collection, Nigerian poet Tanure Ojaide adopts the persona of a homeboy griot returning from travels to be confronted by the devastation wrought by oil greed, politics, and technology upon his beloved Niger Delta; its environment, civilisation and people. It becomes a tragedy of corruption, suffering and dispossession in sharp contrast to the eco-sensitive animism of his youth.

Tanure Ojaide’s seventeen poetry collections include Labyrinths of the Delta (1986), The Fate of Vultures (1990), The Tale of the Harmattan (2007), The Beauty I Have Seen (2010), and Love Gifts (2013). His other writings are: two memoirs, Great Boys: An African Childhood (1998) and Drawing the Map of Heaven: An African Writer in America (2012); three collections of short stories including God’s Medicine Men & Other Stories (2004) and The Old Man in a State House (2012); four novels, including The Activist (2006) and Matters of the Moment (2009); and seven scholarly books, including.

A renowned poet, Tanure Ojaide has won major national and international poetry awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Africa Region (1987), the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award (1988), twice the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and also twice the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988 and 1994). For Tanure Ojaide, "the creative writer is never an airplant, but someone who is grounded in some specific place. It is difficult to talk of many writers without their identification with place. Every writer's roots are very important in understanding his or her work.

Tanure Ojaide’s most popular book is The Poetry of Wole Soyinka. Great Boys: An African Childhood by. Tanure Ojaide.

The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996. Drawing the Map of Heaven picks up where his earlier memoir, Great Boys. An African Childhood which charted his upbringing in Nigeria by his Grandmother, left off. Less a purely personal tale and more a story of the many other African immigrants in the United States Ojaide in the text uses "we" to speak collectively for a traditionally communal society now residing in an individualistic setting

Few coming-of-age accounts have come to us from Africa. Ojaide, a distinguished poet, is a fresh voice. The author writes: "I consider myself fortunate to have experienced traditional African culture firsthand before its transformation by modernity. Great Boys: An African Childhood is about my upbringing in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. My grandmother who raised me told me the beginning of my life, including my father's visit to seek my mother's hand and why my father at my birth reported to relatives that I was a girl. I took over my story from when I was about three and a half years."