No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

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No Sweetness Here and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558611191
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date: 12/01/1995
Series: Women Writing Africa Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 780,544
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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.

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No Sweetness Here and Other Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!