The Girl Who Can (African Writers Series)

Author:
Ama Ata Aidoo

Price:
$ 8.00 (new)
$ 8.00 (used)

Medium:
Paperback (151 pages)

Publisher:
Heinemann
2003-02-13

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Editorial Description

In this collection of short stories, Aidoo elevates the mundane in womens lives to an intellectual level in an attempt at challenging patriarchal structures and dominance in African society.

Reader Reviews

Feeling the psychogical , social environment
It was shear luck I began to read Ama Ata Aidoo's book. I borrowed it from an important library in Budapest. This is her only book, I picked it up just for reading something short and in English. I must say , I was most lucky. If I proceed from 'facts' to 'abstraction', there is the important question where we start from. Because 'facts' are sometimes as biased as 'abstractions'. We can find hardly a better start-point for our thinking than this book. The writer has a distinctive feeling for human contacts, the state of mind of the speaker and the listener, and how somebody orients him/herself badly or well in this world.