The Girl Who Can African Writers Series In The Girl Who Can the irrepressible Ama Ata Aidoo looks at the roles and rules and the games people find themselves playing often unwillingly She analyses African women s struggle to find their r

  • Title: The Girl Who Can (African Writers Series)
  • Author: Ama Ata Aidoo
  • ISBN: 9780435910136
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Girl Who Can, the irrepressible Ama Ata Aidoo looks at the roles and rules, and the games people find themselves playing, often unwillingly She analyses African women s struggle to find their rightful place in society Her stories raise issues of choice and conflict, teasing about the issues with disarming frankness How do people behave in cross cultural relatioIn The Girl Who Can, the irrepressible Ama Ata Aidoo looks at the roles and rules, and the games people find themselves playing, often unwillingly She analyses African women s struggle to find their rightful place in society Her stories raise issues of choice and conflict, teasing about the issues with disarming frankness How do people behave in cross cultural relationships In the modern world, where a plastic label identifies us, what is our identity Will African women be in the driving seat in the twenty first century With the zest and humour, Aidoo raises these questions and provides some challenging answers.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 Written from a child s perspective, Aidoo subverts the traditional beliefs and assumptions about the child s voice Her inimitable sense of style and eloquence, explores love, marriage and relationships with all the issues they throw up for the contemporary African woman In doing so, she manages to capture the very essence of womanhood.

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    1. Ama Ata Aidoo says:

      Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, n e Christina Ama Aidoo born 23 March 1940, Saltpond is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic, who is also a former Minister of Education in the Ghana government She currently lives in Ghana, where in 2000 she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers from



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    1. Ama Ata Aidoo presents a collection of short stories which portrays the lives of women in traditional, colonial and post colonial settings. She writes insightfully about the effects of colonialism, drawing parallels between the past and the future and seamlessly moving through different time periods. She gives prominence to the role of the grandmother, which is not very common. The way in which Aidoo shows traditional gender roles is authentic, and something I can easily relate with as a Ghanaia [...]

    2. The Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo presents an incisive analysis of patriarchy in African communities, ranging from pre-colonial to post-colonial lives. From the point of view of children and young people, she subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) ridicules traditional preconceptions, and eloquently analyses the conventions of marriage and community relationships. The direct address to readers is unnerving at times, and constantly challenges the assumptions made by even the most progressive of men [...]

    3. Classic West African feminism in folky but modern stories. I passed the book along to my partner with the suggestion that this is Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood in small doses.

    4. I love this short story. It's incredibly short but so inspiring. "It's better this way. To have acted it out to show them, although I could not have planned it. "I really liked Nana in the end. It was so cute. Adjoa is such a cute innocent voice and protagonist bringing such important issues to the forefront. Women don't just need to have strong hips for progeny *wipes a tear *

    5. Aidoo's second book of short stories published in 1997. All the stories have female narrator's/protagonists and deal with issues ranging from feminism, to motherhood, to multi-generational women in one family, to intercommunication among women, to sexism and gender roles and the influences of colonialism. Aidoo has a very conversational style, and narrators often speak directly to the reader or are in the process of telling a story to someone. There are fable-like elements in several of the stor [...]

    6. I love these stories as fiercely as I did nine years ago when I first read this book. Rich, complex, layered women. In many ways the same woman, just at different stages in her complicated life. These stories explore the motivations, compulsions, revulsions, pettiness, courage, confusion, strength and so much more of what makes up the mind and experience of today's African woman. Well told. Steeped in fast changing culture. To read this book is to see parts of myself. AMA ATA AIDOO!!! Brilliant! [...]

    7. A collection of short stories by a Ghanaian author. Some of them I absolutely loved, especially the title story and Choosing.

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