Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty by Amos Tutuola

By Amos Tutuola

This can be the tale of Ajaiyi, a guy born into poverty who's decided to enhance his scenario. within the wish of discovering the cash he wishes, he travels via unexpected lands jam-packed with unknown creatures. He meets the Spirit of fireside with its large feathered head and flaming physique, and gets the help of a wizard and a unicorn. but, finally, the reply to his woes isn't faraway from domestic.

Amos Tutuola was once born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, used to be obtained through T. S. Eliot and released by means of Faber in 1952.

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It is not in the human interest (Korten, 1995, p. 307). There is mounting and persuasive evidence concerning the devastating effects of globalization on the already poor and on the rapidly becoming poor (Aristide, 2000; Dobbin, 1998; Korten, 1995). Any action must now take into account that global forces are at play everywhere. Corporations are searching for new markets all over the globe. Their impact in dismantling local economies is felt throughout the world. We should therefore heed Korten's challenge ofreclaiming the basic right to make decisions.

10-11). Investments in education, health and social facilities enabled East Asian economies to work on economic deprivation quite successfully. Their major shortcoming, however, was a failure to plan for the possibility of sudden destitution that comes with economic cycles and recessions. As a result, during the 1997 economic crisis millions of working people became suddenly poor or even destitute in countries like Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. "Even though a fall of 5% to 10% of total national income (or of GNP) is comparatively moderate, it can decimate lives and create misery for millions" (Sen, I 999a, p.

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