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God's Medicine Men & Other Stories [Paperback]

By Tanure Ojaide (Author)
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These ten short stories, of varying length, intensity and focus, are the first by Ojaide, published in the genre. The title story concerns the spiritual and sexual illusions, confusions and realities to which a young Nigerian girl, the daughter of a pastor, and the people in her milieu, are subjected. In a story entitled 'I Used to Drive a Mercedes', the author satirises the life of a military general, Alfred, and his materialistic and glamour-seeking wife. He juxtaposes the wealth and position of Alfred's youth and the pinnacle of his achievements: the purchase of a Mercedes, with the dishevelled madness of his old age: by which time his car has been destroyed and his wife has left him. Another story, 'The BookCase', is about a well- educated and vivacious woman's efforts to publish aground breaking book. In what becomes an all-consuming struggle, she ends up paying for her ambition with her life, and only achieves recognition posthumously.

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Studio: Malthouse Press
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 5, 2000
Publisher   Malthouse Press
ISBN  9780231374  
ISBN13  9789780231378  

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More About Tanure Ojaide

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A renowned poet, Tanure Ojaide has won major national and international poetry awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Africa Region (1987), the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award (1988), twice the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and thrice the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988, 1994 and 2004.

Tanure Ojaide currently resides in the state of Iowa. Tanure Ojaide was born in 1948.

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