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In this novel, the author explores the thoughts and experiences of a Ghanaian girl on her travels through Europe. It offers a running commentary on Sissie's feelings of alienation, her reflections on European culture and "civilization" and her return to the warmth of home in Africa.

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"First published by 1977. First published as Longman African classic 1988"--T.p. verso.

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Shoshana, September 14, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
A surprisingly complex and nuanced account of the narrator's travels from Ghana to Europe and other destinations. Don't let editorial reviews fool you with their domesticated descriptions--this is a much better book than they would lead you to believe. It addresses not only colonialism and overt, individual acts of racism, but also ingrained racist perspectives that are obvious when one is their object yet inexplicable and invisible when one is not. The book is written in a pastiche of styles, with the interwoven poetry and prose sections being most effective; sadly, the "letter" that closes the volume is, while interesting in its content, tedious stylistically. Read with Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven and Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780582308459
Author:
Aidoo, Ama Ata
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Aidoo, AMA Ata
Author:
Aidoo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Ghana
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Women -- Ghana.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Longman African Writers Series
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
134
Dimensions:
7.4 x 4.9 x 0.4 in 136 gr

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Product details 134 pages Longman Publishing Group - English 9780582308459 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this novel, the author explores the thoughts and experiences of a Ghanaian girl on her travels through Europe. It offers a running commentary on Sissie's feelings of alienation, her reflections on European culture and "civilization" and her return to the warmth of home in Africa.
"Synopsis" by , "First published by 1977. First published as Longman African classic 1988"--T.p. verso.
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