MY AFRICA by Mb Ojike


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A young African, in the interests of mutual understanding, presents a personal account of his country for the correction of misunderstandings and misapprehensions current today. His own youth, family and community life in S.E. Nigeria, the clan customs, tradition, cultures and behavior, are contrasted with the apeing of foreign ways as Christianity is introduced, despite many an obstacle. Through missionary efforts he was sent away to school, and after disappointing setbacks, achieved his ambition to continue his education in the U.S. His autobiography provides a springboard for a factual exposition of the economic, educative, industrial, religious, domestic, aesthetic, political, social, national and international backgrounds of his country. He condemns British colonialism, advocates liberation, outlines possible methods for achieving mutual respect and sympathy. There are short biographical sketches of the various leaders in the new movement of regeneration. A youthful, vigilant atmosphere gives this particular interest as an unusual presentation from the African viewpoint. Selected biography.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1945
Publisher: John Day