The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born Author:Ayi Kwei Armah Lust for power, money and prestige has infected the decadent ruling clique of a new West African nation, and a young man of profound human integrity fights a desperate battle to keep the faith and uphold the ideals of the revolution. Humiliated, disillusioned, embittered by his experience, he is forced to surrender at last to the tired hope that... more » the "beautyful" ones are not yet born.
"This brilliant novel takes the small, smouldering resentments of West Africa's perennially short-changed people and explodes them into a crackling protest against the whole of human suffering. ... Novelist Armah, and artist right to his sizzling nerve ends, states his dilemmas so passionately that they come to carry the force of a parable." -- Time magazine
Ayi Kwei Armah, an American-educated Ghanaian and a former staff member of "Jeune Afrique" in Paris, is presently living and working in New York City.« less