No Sweetness Here

No Sweetness Here

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Ama Ata Aidoo
And Other Stories

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ISBN: 9781558611191
Publication Date: 12-01-1995

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Afterword by Ketu H. Katrak

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.

"Aidoo's particular understanding of inter-generational relationships and crisp dialogue give a clear and uncompromising portrayal of cross-cultural barriers." —Charlotte H. Bruner, editor of Unwinding Threads