Ode Ogede

Ode Ogede received his Ph.D. from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and is a Professor of English at North Carolina Central University. He is the author of Art, Society, and Performance, and Achebe and the Politics of Representation.

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Ayi Kwei Armah, Radical Iconoclast · Pitting the Imaginary Worlds against the Actual
By Ode Ogede

Ghanaian novelist, essayist, and short-story writer Ayi Kwei Armah has won international recognition as one of Africa’s most articulate writers. In this book, Ode Ogede argues that previous critics have misinterpreted the aesthetic and literary influences that have shaped Armah’s artistic vision and overlooked his most significant and valuable contribution to the problems of writing “outside the prison-house of conventional English.”