Our Sister Killjoy: Or, Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint

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Longman, Feb 13, 1997 - Fiction - 134 pages
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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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User Review  - Vera - Goodreads

Amazing how the narrative perspective in this 1977 prose poem is still a strikingly unusual and pertinent commentary on the African encounter with the West on European soil. A very well-written postcolonial text. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Ama Ata Aidoo, one of Africaís leading feminist writers, was born and educated in Ghana. She obtained a B.A. degree in English at the University of Ghana and has taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya. Her concerns as a writer, a woman and a teacher of literature have encouraged her to travel and lecture extensively in Africa, Europe and North America. Ama Ata Aidoo continues to write short stories, radio plays and poetry.

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