The Strange Man Author:Amu Djoleto The Strange Man is the story of old Mensa, a respected member of a village community in Ghana. A vivid description of his boyhood has many high points of which the catching of a he-goat is the most memorable. Always in trouble, Mensa is sent away to school. Such is the viciousness and corruption at these schools, that Mensa leaves with little re... more »gret. As a civil servant he sets about building a reputation as a man of standing. Many people are willing to discredit him. But his greatest problems are within his family, especially when his beautiful daughter becomes an object of local scandal. All these circumstances leave Mensa a sick and worried man.
Amu Djoleto was born in a small Ghanaian village in 1929. He went to Accra Academy and St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast, and taught English at the University of Ghana. He is now  in charge of the Ministry of Education's developing publishing programme.
The Strange Man was first published and 1967 and then published as Number 41 in Heinemann's African Writers Series in 1968.« less