Set in s Ghana, No Sweetness Here and Other Stories is a collection of eleven short stories from Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo. Aidoo’s. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie admires the ‘old-fashioned social realism’ of Ama Ata Aidoo’s ‘No Sweetness Here’. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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But I was a teacher, and I went the white man’s way. She writes from both the male and female perspective as well as child’s perspective, giving insight into many aspects of Ghanian culture during a time of great change. The Shenaas-Nameh Book Three. There is a keen but understated longing for the past in these stories.

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I’m still not a big aixoo of short stories, but I do think this collection showcases a great voice coming out of West Africa.

They felt so real to the extent t This book was so unexpected!!! It was a beautifully written book that made me feel the African vibe.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of course I also hoped that they would love the dweetness. May 22, Kristine rated it liked it Recommended to Kristine by: Vikky Adjekum rated it really liked it Aug 23, Nevertheless it was not a long walk from the school to her place because Bamso is not really a big village.

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Only I can’t help fearing, can I? Life is a battle.

I thought this was an interesting detail to include. After the poor treatment and neglect, they ended up getting a divorce and Kwesi was then given to his father. The Guardian is editorially independent. Olive Trees Around My Table.

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However, Maami gathered the strength to get out of this unhappy marriage to better herself. Later, I began to suspect that this was because, apart from the movie Tarzan, all they knew of Africa was Chinua Achebe’s magnificent novel Things Fall Apartwhich they read in high school. Dec 26, Catherine Mustread rated it liked it Shelves: Aidoo is too good a writer to paint with overly broad brush strokes. I always loved to see her moving quietly about her work.

Why would a divorce, which is a bitter ceremony, take place on a holiday? Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction in English.

Do sit down, there’s a stool in the corner.

Also, if family is such an important value within the African community, why had Kodjo Fi neglected his first wife and son, Kwesi? Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. The settings were all fit each story perfectly, took me to the old times even way before I was born. He was never around, atz you would wma him to be around because Maami was his first wife. Now, facing the matter of divorce, Maami fears that she will lose her son for her husband will take him away from her.

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Obviously, this is a cultural issue and probably more to do with me than that the quality of the book. Jan 01, Salma rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one of the best reads I have had yet in West African literature.

My daughter, when life fails you, it fails you totally. January 18, 2: Published inand written over eight years in the period that led up to and immediately followed the military overthrow of the Kwame Nkrumah government swretnessNo Sweetness Here, is in many ways exemplary of the transition from expectation to disillusionment that occurs with the betrayal of ordinary people by the leaders of national liberation struggles, the failure of Independence to live up to its promises and the continuation sweetnezs after independence of many forms of Western imperialism in the newly founded nations.

Chau rated it really liked it Oct 12,