Ama Ata Aidoo
A love story in a world where the working lives of women have changed, but cultural assumptions have not.
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." —Publishers Weekly
"Changes reads with abundant vernacular style, female friendship, and freedom and mobility in the modern city." —Manthia Diawara, Director of Africana Studies, New York University
"A powerful novel that explores the complex web of late 20th-century human relationships in ways that are both comic and deeply affecting." —Boston Phoenix
"A wonderfully warm novel that truly shows that the more things remain the same (love) the more changes we (society) go through." —Nikki Giovanni, author of Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People