“The future is not happy, but to resign oneself to it is to be crippled fast.”
The Running Woman (2003) by Kehinde A. Ayoola is a riveting story of poverty in its extreme form, its impact on an African woman and her family, and the oppressive power of the government over the helpless governed.
Oh sick man of Africa. What is your problem? You’ve got the sea at your feet, Great rivers surround you.
In The Credo of Being and Nothingness, Wole Soyinka gives his position on the world religions and the nature of their subsistence.
The late Nelson Mandela was among many other things a politician, anti-apartheid activist, lawyer, freedom fighter, elder statesman, and conflict mediator.
(2) Live deeply, fully. Be fearless. Be like the tortoise – grow a hard shell to protect your strong heart. Be like the eagle – soar above your pain and carry the banner and the wonder of our lives to the farthest corners of the world.
Originally published in 1980, the novel is set in an era that witnessed a paradigm shift in societal moral values — honesty, sincerity, diligence and contentment were supplanted by corruption, deceit, laziness and greed. Expo ’77 exposes the extent to which the debasement of the Nigerian social institution and discard of societal moral values affected the educational system.
Kenneth David Kaunda’s Zambia Shall Be Free is more of a prophetic declaration at the time of its writing of the imminent independence of Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia).