In this collection, Ama Aita Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty and humor. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voices and speech. If there is no sweetness, there is the salt essential to life, even if it comes from tears, and the strength that comes from a history of endurance.
About the Author
Ama Ata Aidoo is a native of Ghana, Wet Africa, where she has been Minister of Education and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and African unity. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is an intricate summation of all things dark. It descriptively provides insight into the cynical aspects of cultures only glimpsed in everyday media overtures. Without soliciting drama, the author breaks the seal of comfort in everyday "civil" life and flips the script to the bitter truths. Outstanding!!