The title story suggests more than meets the eye. Some of the stories deal with village life and some have a more urban setting and many deal with a character transitioning from one to the other , but they all present an Africa that is modern and changing. The collection combines the confidence of established and award-winning writers with the tentativeness and originality of budding writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. There are eleven short stories in No Sweetness Here and Other Stories. It was a beautifully written book that made me feel the African vibe. The underlined is an example of a.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1995. It also looks as the views of both men and women, elders and children, and this unique blend gives a very universal flavor to her themes and messages.
The characters-as many men as women come alive on these pages-enjoy good fortune and suffer pain in a tradtional African manner: through brilliant, witty, defiant, image-laden speech. As a result, Kwesi is to be taken away from his mother and placed in the custody of his father, who has taken no interest in him up to this point. The settings were all fit each story perfectly, took me to the old times even way before I was born. It's actually made me love Ama Ata Aidoo so much more than I already did. Set in West Africa, these stories chart a geography of consciousness during a period of transition from a colonial society through independence into a postcolonial world still in progress today. The boys were abroad b. The stories were basically set on normal African believes, settings and of course happenings in typical Ghanaian homes and societies.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Chicha quickly falls in love with one of her young students, Kwesi. It's actually made me love Ama Ata Aidoo so much more than I already did. This book is also a great introduction to Aidoo's other works, which, God willing, I will be checking out in the future. 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. Love for foreign products b.
Would recommend this to everyone!! True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voices and speech. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. 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. They felt so real to the extent t This book was so unexpected!!! Through unexpected and uplifting ways, each is reminded of the first Christmas story and the vision of hope and peace it offers the world.
Women wanted to be beautiful b. The need for female education 2. Aidoo takes on the voices of varied characters with a compelling ease. Took me to the characters' world as well which was astounding if you ask me. The women were painted d. Dimension: 214 x 138 x 9. I have a soft spot for her the themes and the subjects she takes on.
They felt so real to the extent that I almost believed them to be alive. The library shelves were full of donated copies of English Romantic Poets, European explorations of Africa, and outdated United States history textbooks. Author : Ama Ata Aidoo language : en Publisher: Longman Publishing Group Release Date : 1970 Download No Sweetness Here written by Ama Ata Aidoo and has been published by Longman Publishing Group this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1970 with Ghana categories. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. In this collection of short stories, Aidoo elevates the mundane in women's lives to an intellectual level in an attempt at challenging patriarchal structures and dominance in African society. The spine may show signs of wear.
Kwesi is bright, handsome and is the child Chicha would have if she had the choice. Aidoo's most widely known book is Changes: a Love Story, a powerful feminist novel which earned her the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Negative effects of bleaching c. Aidoo skillfully weaves the problems and conflicts of post-colonial and transitioning Ghana into the telling of stories of ordinary Ghanaians who are navigating this beautiful country cusped between tradition and modernity. If there is no sweetness, there i In this collection, Ama Aita Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty and humor. 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. Cried when being taught to use fork and knife d.