Afterword by Tuzyline Jita Allan
Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet another morning's marital rape. Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision (after all, he doesn't beat her!), Esi holds fast. When she falls in love with a married man—wealthy, and able to arrange a polygamous marriage—the modern woman finds herself trapped in a new set of problems. Witty and compelling, Aidoo's novel, according to Manthia Diawara, "inaugurates a new realist style in African literature."
"Aidoo writes with intense power in a novel that, in examining the role of women in modern African society, also sheds light on women's problems around the globe."
"Changes reads at times like Mariama Ba's So Long A Letter, [and] . . . at other times [it] echoes Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale with its abundant vernacular style, female friendship, and freedom and mobility in the modern city."
"A powerful novel that explores the complex web of late 20th-century human relationships in ways that are both comic and deeply affecting."
"A wonderfully warm novel that truly shows that the more things remain the same (love) the more changes we (society) go through."