The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
The novel The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah is generally a satirical attack on the Ghanaian society during Kwame Nkrumah’s regime and the period immediately after independence in the 1960s.
It is often claimed to rank with “Things Fall Apart” as one of the high points of post-colonial African Literature.
A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah is the novel that catapulted Ayi Kwei Armah into the limelight.