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Changes explores the complex world in which the lives of professional working women have changed sharply, but the cultural assumptions of men’s lives have not. 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 (starred review)

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Ama Ata Aidoo, one of Ghana’s most distinguished writers, is the author of two other works of fiction, Our Sister Killjoy and No Sweetness Here (The Feminist Press), as well as plays, poems, and children’s books. Tuzyline Jita Allan is associate professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY.

About the Author

Ama Ata Aidoo is a native of Ghana, Wet Africa, where she has been Minister of Education and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and African unity. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary.

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WY, July 14, 2013 (view all comments by WY)
Ama Ata Aidoo's writing is a sophisticated examination of polygamous marriage in Ghana. Esi, the female protagonist, challenges her husband's idea of "a woman's place" in marriage by divorcing him when he makes too many demands upon her to conform to his idea of marriage. However, Esi falls in love with an already married man and agrees to become his second wife. Aidoo creates a nuanced character study that does not take sides, but rather asks the reader to consider his or her own emotional baggage when it comes to the subject of gendered roles in marriage in an African context.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558610651
Designed:
Allan, Tuzyline
Author:
Allan, Tuzyline
Designed by:
Allan, Tuzyline
Designed:
Allan, Tuzyline
Author:
Jita Allan, Tuzyaline
Author:
Aidoo, AMA Ata
Author:
Allan, Tuzyaline Jita
Afterword by:
Jita Allan, Tuzyaline
Afterword:
Jita Allan, Tuzyaline
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Feminist fiction
Subject:
Accra (Ghana) Fiction.
Subject:
Accra
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
77
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 10 oz

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