Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty by Amos Tutuola

By Amos Tutuola

This is often the tale of Ajaiyi, a guy born into poverty who's made up our minds to enhance his state of affairs. within the desire of discovering the money he wishes, he travels via strange lands jam-packed with unknown creatures. He meets the Spirit of fireplace with its large feathered head and flaming physique, and gets the help of a wizard and a unicorn. but, in any case, the reply to his woes isn't really faraway from domestic.

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

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Page 31 2 - The 1930s: Job Creation Programs in the Great Depression The 1930s were marked by economic depression, social protest, and the development of new federal government policies, including the most innovative and extensive fair work programs in United States history. The New Deal administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt established three job creation programs for adults. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), from May 1933 through December 1935, was the first federal program to provide unemployment relief.

63 This was most clearly seen in hard-labor work-tests that were obvious make-work; the most common tests involved breaking stones or moving piles of rocks from one site to another. A telling example can be found in the 1820s, when managers of the poorhouses in both Philadelphia and New York purchased clearly inefficient tread wheels (in which human labor is used to move grindstones), instead of steam-driven machinery, in order to make the work more onerous and discourage the able-bodied poor from seeking relief.

Reflecting the family ethic and the importance of allowing "deserving poor" women to remain in their homes in order to take care of their families, some projects were developed in which women could work at home. In New York City and Philadelphia during the 1893-1897 depression and in Cleveland during the depression of 1914-1915, relief committees allowed women to work in their homes sewing, knitting, and making mats and quilts. 59 Projects involving work other than manufacturing were also developed.

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