Changes: A Love Story

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 1993 - Fiction - 196 pages
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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)

Suggested for course use in:
African literature
African studies
Family Studies

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.
 

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Changes: A Love Story

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Despite its African setting, Changes mirrors universal feminist conflicts and concerns. Longtime friends and professional women Esi and Opokuya, who have been dealing differently with family issues ... Read full review

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I didn't love this book, but that could my own prejudices towards polygamy. After spending a month in Africa, the attitudes of the characters in this are very much like Africa and so if you are interested in that, I would definitely recommended it. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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