By Sam Mbah, I. E. Igariwey
The 1st booklet at the subject. Covers anarchistic components in conventional African societies, African communalism, “African socialism,” and the after-effects of colonialism.
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Her father was a pundit, she said. And he was fwsy; he didn't like having too much to do with the low. And here-since her face was too old to be molded into any ex pression save one of great weariness--the old lady used her shriveled little hand to make a gentle gesture of disdain. The disdain was for the low among Hindw. My father's sister had spent all her life in Trinidad; bu t in her caste vision no other community mattered or properly existed. She took the story back to her father's mother.
My very particularity-which was the subject sitting on my shoulder-had been encum bering me. The English or French writer of my age had grown up in a world that was more or less explained. He wrote against a background of knowledge. I couldn't be a writer in the �e way, because to be a colonial, as I was, was to be spared knowledge. It was to live in an intellectually re- Prologue to an Autobiography 19 stricted world; it was to accept those restrictions. And the restrictions could become attractive.
He had got a job with an oil company, and there he had stayed. That was the letdown for me: that Bogart, the adventurer, with his own idea of the Spanish Main, should have lived a life of routine for rwenty-five years. He would still have been in that job, he said, if it hadn't been for a malevolent negro. The negro, raised to a little au thority and rendered vicious, tormented him. In the end B� gart left the job, with a reduced gratuity. He was glad to leave. That life hadn't really been satisfactory, he said.