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in the front. I recognize another friend who is a member of the security forces of Ghana, accompanying the plane from Banjul, Conakry, Freetown on to Abidjan and Accra.Long after taking our seats, the plane has taken off, I realize how
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for me and my husband from my in-laws. We have spend a romantic trip to Ghana. We have stayed at Golden Tulip Accra Hotel at Accra which we booked from www.ghanahotels.us/. It is just five minutes driving distance from airport and from
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to kitchenware, shop at Accra business center, Makola Market.The most highly recommended hotels in Accra, Ghana hotels range in price from less than $20 U.S. to about $208 U.S. The modern African-designed Golden Tulip boasts luxurious
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the neighborhood and facilities. Popular upscale areas in Accra include Airport Residential, Osu, Cantonments, and Labadi. If you simply need a month-to-month room and are unwilling to stay in a hotel or hostel, be prepared to tap into
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tourists.Here is a list of well-liked places to stay and eat during your trip to Accra, Ghana.Accra HotelsThere are many hotels to choose from in Accra including the most popular Golden Tulip Hotel. Also recommended are the La Badi

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Changes: A Love Story

Changes: A Love Story

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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 mens lives have not. Witty and compelling, Aidoos 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 womens problems around the globe."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

Ama Ata Aidoo, one of Ghanas 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 childrens books. Tuzyline Jita Allan is associate professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY.
Rate Points :4.5
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EAN :9781558610651
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Customer ReviewsGhanian women and Modernity: Independence?
Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :14
Modern Ghanaian women suffer daily sacrifices, lifelong barriers to their advancement, and an emerging modernity which has multiplied their duties but not simplified their lives. Changes focuses on a three year period in the lives of Esi Sekyi, Opokuya Dakwa, and Fusena Kondey, three women approaching their mid thirties in Accra, Ghana.
In Changes we can see the evidence of a complex struggle in the name of modernity between African women and society, families, traditions, and their own desires. From the perspectives of Esi, Opokuya, and Fusena, Aidoo shows us how such modern African women view their lives, and with what methods they are willing to fight to improve their lives.
Esi, Opokuya, and to a lesser degree the much-suppressed Fusena, fight against more than just an accumulation of oppressive tradition that favors men. They struggle for appreciation of their talents and for an equal part in guiding their marriages. Esi and Opokuya struggle to build marriages and relationships that allow them to reap their benefits of their individuality and their educations, and exercise their own free wills, without making them overworked, or being labeled mad women and witches. The reaction of their families, husbands and communities to these women reveal modern dilemmas for educated African women.

Aidoos love story traces Esis distinctly rebellious and independent path to love and marriage, as contrasted to the more traditional married lives of Opokuya and Fusena. in doing so, the novel illustrates women challenging a postcolonial African society on all fronts. This front is as diverse as the workplace, in hotel bars, in the kitchen, on the road driving alone in their new cars, in the rural traditional village, and in the bedroom. Despite often finding that lonely independence is untenable, Esi and Opokuya achieve moderate success in their fight. Their resiliency indicates shifting gender roles in Africa, and some compatibility between tradition and these new roles.

I give this book 5 stars because ot is an extremely rich story told frankly and believably. The material even seems politically important (perhaps all novels should try to be so?) in that it addresses real problems facing Africa and does not always provide answers, although it certainly proveds a rich cast of characters attempting to do so.

Rating Point :4 Helpful Point :9
"...that is why we do the serious business of living with our heads, and never our hearts"

Ama Ata Aidoos second novel is the story of a woman discovering herself - trying unsuccessfully to balance her need for independence with her need for attention and love within the constraints of Ghanaian culture.

What she finds is that Ghanaian culture is wise "Esi, why do you think they took so much trouble with a girl on her wedding day?... She was made much of, because the whole ceremony was a funeral of the self that could have been."

Changes - the love story Ama Ata Aidoo professed she would never write - conveys the clutter of the zongo, the frustrations of working life in Accra, and the disillusionment of love. Peppered with the uncanny wisecracks of African culture: on love "when we have to count pennies for food for our stomachs... love is nothing", on hypocrisy "How can anyone go about, eating the heads of cows, and still maintain that he is afraid of eyes?" Changes is a delightful trance. One of those pleasures that is indefinable but defining.

It is written without fuss in the language that Ghanaians call English - adapted to suit the whims and imaginings of the local mind. Ama Ata Aidoo flows with ease, occasionally returning (for effect) to the drama format with which she is unquestionably comfortable.

Read this or weep!

One of the best books Ive ever read!
Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :13
I read this book in two days! This was a love story but much more. It was a well-written, fascinating book with an ending that I couldnt have predicted. I read somewhere that Ata Ama Aidoo was hesitant to write a love story, well Im glad she did. Ive recommended it to all of my friends!
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    Dusk Over La Beach, Accra, Ghana Framed Photographic Poster Print By Ariadne Van Zandbergen, 45x33

    Dusk Over La Beach, Accra, Ghana Framed Photographic Poster Print by Ariadne Van Zandbergen, 45x33

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