The Housemaid

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Heinemann, 1998 - Fiction - 107 pages
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A dead baby and bloodstained clothes are discovered near a small village in Ghana. Everyone is ready to comment on the likely story behind the abandoned infant. The men have one opinion, the women another. As the story rapidly unfolds it becomes clear that seven different women played their part in the drama. All of them are caught in a web of superstition, ignorance, greed and corruption.
 

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I read this for a "Black Studies" class at UC Santa Barbara. I loved most of the books in these African Writers and Carribbean Writers Series. I can't remember much about this one, I just remember ... Read full review

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AMMA DARK O'S BOOK THE HOUSE MADE, IS REALLY NICE! IT DEALS ABOUT WOMEN WHO HAVE DEPRIVED THEIR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL RIGHTS IN A PATHRARCHAL SOCIETY IN WHICH MEN ARE GIVEN THE MOST PRIVILEGE . SO THE BOOK I FIND IT VERY INTERESTING IN A WAY THAT IT CHALLENGES THE AGE LONG NEGATIVE BELIEF OF THE AFRICAN SOCIETY. NOT ONLY THIS, THE BOOK HAS ONE MORE ADDITIONAL QUALITY, THAT IS IT CRITICIZES THE WOMEN TOO IN ACCEPTING THE RULE OF THE FATHER!
EPHRATA FROM ADDIS ABABA UNIVERISTY. ETHIOPIA
 

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Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
29
Section 4
34
Section 5
49
Section 6
56
Section 7
63
Section 8
68
Section 9
76
Section 10
82
Section 11
94
Section 12
101
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AMMA DARKO is the Ghanaian author of Beyond the Horizon.

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