Fragments (Ayi Kwei Armah)

  “You have a fullness you need to bring out. It's not an emptiness you need to cover up with things.”

“You have a fullness you need to bring out. It's not an emptiness you need to cover up with things.”

Ghana / 1970

After Baako returns to Ghana from America, he brings with him material gifts that threaten to corrupt his family's morals—and the very infrastructure of Ghana. This novel explores the ways materialism, capitalism, and westernization compromised traditional Ghanaian values.