Two thousand seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah
Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1973
Soft Cover, 206 mpages
Two thousand seasons is predicated on the fulfillment of one of the social functions of literature: the visionary reconstruction of the past for the purposes of social direction. In Armah's work there is no ambivalence of intent, nor of historical reconstruction. 'Ayi Kwei Armah asserts a past whose social philosophy was a natural egalitarianism... The actions of his protagonists are aimed at the retrieval of the past, but again Armah insists that the past is not a nostalgic sentimental one. It is presented as a state embodying rational ideal.'