At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. One day, Chicha goes to visit Kwesi's mother, Maami, who tells Chicha her hardships and neglect by her husband, Kwesi's father. Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1995. True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voices and speech. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture.
However, M'ma, and Issa, the new father, are both well aware that financial duress is not the underlying reason for Issa's escape of responsibility. And a twenty-three year old child who chooses a silly way to conquer unconquerable problems. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Book Description Feminist Press at The City University of New York. This heart-warming gift book, filled with stories of realistic people finding hope, courage, and faith amidst life's circumstances, radiates the spirit of the season and reminds each of us what Christmas truly means.
One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary. Loss in the third world is too unbearable for many Westerners, so many avoid it the best they can. Love for foreign products b. The volume is at once entertaining and deeply instructive not only about a changing Africa, but about such universal themes as love, marriage, work, family, sacrifice, privilege, and hierarchy. The characters-as many men as women come alive on these pages-enjoy good fortune and suffer pain in a traditional African manner: through brilliant, witty, defiant, image-laden speech.
This section contains 234 words approx. He is confronted by a woman whose infant son is gravely ill and whose other children are previously deceased. The underlined is an example of a. As the story opens, she is visiting Maami Ama, whose beautiful ten-year-old son Kwesi is Chicha's favorite pupil. Thus, the story asserts that while the names and faces may change, the modus operandi of the powerful men in government never evolves in any meaningful way. The title story suggests more than meets the eye.
I gained valuable insight while reading Aidoo's No Sweetness Here and Other Stories. Oblivion She shut them up. No Sweetness Here, Ama Ata Aidoo's early volume of short fiction, is now available in the U. The title story suggests more than meets the eye. One day, Kwesi falls sick from the poison of a snake bite. In this way, Aidoo subtly alludes to an overarching solution to the maladies that plague her country during its transition: namely, that even as a new generation of Africans seeks to emulate Western-style democracy in the establishment of self-rule of their country, they must also seek ways to preserve the African identity.
The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Editor s : Aidoo, Ama Ata. Chicha quickly falls in love with one of her young students, Kwesi. Aidoo's writing is often sparse, but poignant. She was going to tell them what was what. We hope it is not one of those little coconut shells with two doors, heh? Big men in the setting For Whom Things Did Not Change, whether white or black, educated or corrupt, are superior because of their history of authority, and the authoritative superiority in the psyche of the black commoner. This culture of matriarchal blame is pervasive throughout many cultures, and as Adioo points out here, it is no different in some African cultures as well.
Having a story about telling a story seems more organic and authentic than some of the other novels that have come out of Africa. No Sweetness Here is a collection of eleven short stories set in post-colonial Ghana. Another thing I find refreshing about this collection of plays are the different variations on form that Aidoo plays with. A coup displaces the politician Mercy was having her affair with, reassuring Connie. The woman sees it as a harmless measure, adopted primarily for convenience. Stars are assigned as follows: 96-100% completion 90-95% completion 85-90% completion 70-84% completion 0-69% completion Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers' inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time.
Dimension: 214 x 138 x 9. No Sweetness Here Set in 1960s Ghana, is a collection of eleven short stories from Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo. Marriages at home had less meaningful elements c. The spine may show signs of wear. Aidoo has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and the rhythms and cadence of the language here make it rewarding to read aloud.
The need for education c. This one of the best reads I have had yet in West African literature. A few words ard lightly underlined in text. A radical collection of love stories from African women. The library shelves were full of donated copies of English Romantic Poets, European explorations of Africa, and outdated United States history textbooks. Dimension: 214 x 138 x 9. The story is set in a rural area where poverty, death, and love intermingle as though there is no other way to live for those who have lived on this rural plot of land for generations.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I found much of the language more or less incomprehensible due to the patois. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Though, if they continue to avoid it how will the skills of privileged Westerners ever be fully utilized where they are most needed? Ama Ata Aidoo is the best one to describe this change and what it brings to the lives of the people. The spine may show signs of wear.