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One man, one matchet

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Published by Heinemann Education in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementT.M. Aluko.
SeriesAfrican Writers series 11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15043191M
ISBN 10043590311X

Here is what he had to say. If we pulled out now, we'd jeopardize everyone else's vacation. Alek suspected the full horror of the situation was slowly dawning on her. We shall mind ours.

The danger is even greater when you realize how heavily dependent this region is on the cocoa crop. It was that same family that had handed him over to the corrupt care of Simeon Oke. He trained as a civil engineer and town planner both in the University of Lagos and at Imperial College in London. This he does, well and entertainingly.

Although his stature is below Achebe and Soyinka, his best work, One Man One Matchet is grounded in an intimate knowledge of Nigeria particularly Yoruba culture. Nathan Blum escaped from the Polish ghetto by the skin of his teeth. He held several administrative positions in Nigeria rising in the public service from colonial officer in to Director of Public Works in the Ministry of Works and Transport when departing from the civil service in Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc.


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His mission, should he choose to accept it, is to infiltrate Auschwitz, the most dangerous Nazi death camp in Poland.

The conflict also involves the western religion of the Christians being thrust against the forces of nationalism steered by Benja- Benja. But can the White Man himself in all his knowledge change the appointed day? For Franke, this could be redemption if his instincts are correct, for he has been disgraced and relegated to a backwater in Poland for a past indiscretion.

What he condemns in traditional African civilization are those clearly retrogressive aspects such as belief in Shomponna which leads to the unnecessary destruction by smallpox.

Aluko's book warns of many dangers. But the civil service is not effective in communicating the necessity of its policies, which often look unfair on the surface.

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With this, the conflict is thrust on two planes. In fact, they usually bring examples of Old T. Nathan Blum escaped from the Polish ghetto by the skin of his teeth.

Indeed, it is a tale filled with ambiguity. The clash between traditional and western civilization in One Man,One Wife is in the form of a confrontation between traditional religion and Christianity. Seventy at most," she instructed. And now it's lost. Lizzy relaxed. He is native of Ipaja and a scandal-making journalist for a national paper that none of the villagers can read.

He just sat there on the edge of exhaustion. Later on, Dada, the High Priest of Shomponna, threatens that such a challenge might force Shomponna to visit Isolo with a terrible epidemic of smallpox in the following dry season.

The White Man's ways seem largely arbitrary, serving only to keep the locals down. The civil service orders are largely wise: taxes need to be collected, the cocoa blight needs to be controlled, a safe water supply will slowly be built.

I can't. What he'd seen in hundreds of other sets of eyes back at the camp, when they'd given up for good. Now, the government wants him to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life and sneak into Auschwitz, on a mission to find and escape with one man Alfred Mendl.

There is even understanding for some of those wearing the black boots and swastika: why they used these items to mask their own fears, inadequacies, and blame, and why some enjoyed inflicting pain.

Nobody cares what we do. Once inside, he would have only two days to find Professor Alfred Mendl, who possesses critical information that, should Nathan be able to sneak him out of the camp, could be a game-changer for America. They gave up their land, their belongings, and their history to come to a country where they could be safe and where their children would grow up without persecution and receive the best education in the world.

Our bombers can barely make it all the way there and back with a full payload. A similar direl fate also meets those who play double role like Joshua. Playing on their emotions, and distorting truth Benjamin manages to get the support and the money of most of the Ipajas.

That is a good question.

One Man, One Matchet

The church now becomes their source for deliverance from the scourge of small-pox.T. M. Aluko: 50 Years After One Man One Wife. By Reuben Abati. It is 50 years since Nigerian writer, T (imothy) M (ofolorunso) Aluko published his novel, One Man, One Wife; the celebration that has been organised around the event reminds us again of the growth of the novel form in post-colonial Africa and the place of the novel in the definition of the African experience.

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