Bediako Asare

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Bediako Asare (born 1930) is an African journalist and author, initially from Ghana. He began his career working on local newspapers, then relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1963,[1] to help launch The Nationalist newspaper.

In 1969 he published his novel Rebel, about the conflict between traditional ways and modernity in Sub-Saharan Africa.[2][3] Writing in Africa Report, Sheila Wilson said of The Rebel: "The story is simple and the language unpretentious, and the impact of change and hope gives strength and quality to the novel."[4] Asare's novel The Stubborn was published in Nairobi in 1976. Stephen H. Arnold, reviewing it in the African Book Publishing Record, noted that its intended audience was "15-18 year olds of East African ruling classes" and that: "The main themes are science versus superstition and the value of counsel from elders."[4]

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  1. ^ Chris Kwame Awuyah, "Bediako Asare (1930–)", in Eugene Benson and L. W. Conolly (eds), Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Routledge, 2004, p. 69.
  2. ^ O. R. Dathorne, The Black Mind: a history of African literature, University of Minnesota Press, 1974, pp. 196–197.
  3. ^ Albert S. Gérard, European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Vol. 2, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1986, pp. 829ff.
  4. ^ a b "Asare, Bediako", in Hans M. Zell, Carol Bundy & Virginia Coulon (eds), A New Reader's Guide to African Literature, Heinemann Educational Books, 1983, p. 130.