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

Front Cover
Longman, Feb 13, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 134 pages
12 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Our Sister Killjoy

User Review  - Rita - Goodreads

Mixture of prose and poetry. Critical of colonization of the mind; Ghanaians who leave Ghana ft western education and don't return. Seems more concerned with message than enjoyment of reading. Read full review

Review: Our Sister Killjoy

User Review  - Randi Abel - Goodreads

I found Sissie's perspective to be very interesting, especially when she was in Germany. Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Ama Ata Aidoo, one of Africa’s 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.

Bibliographic information