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Black Gods

A Collection of Short Stories

by Femi Ojo-Ade

These stories explore, and attempt to define the inexorable new world of emigration and globalisation, fragmented and uncertain, where the legacy of racism and colonialism confuses, prevails, or takes on new forms. The author and his protagonists are the children of the independence movement - the black privileged bourgeoisie, educated abroad and lecturers at universities of world renown; but also the crooks and anonymous odd-jobbers on the streets of the cities. They are cultural hybrids and unwanted aliens in ruthless pursuit of money; their children in pursuit of paper qualifications and fast cars, racing into modernity, without asking what it might mean. Then there is the question of the black complex: symbol of black freedom and solidarity, and the root of racism and inferiority.

ISBN 9780962886447 | 192 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2002 | African Heritage Press, Nigeria | Paperback




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