Nov 1, Ama Ata Aidoo A love story in a world where the working lives of women have changed, but cultural assumptions have not. Changes: A Love Story [Ama Ata Aidoo, Tuzyaline Jita Allan] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Aidoo (Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-Eyed Squint) writes with intense power in a novel that.

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Jul 11, John rated it really liked it. Set up a giveaway. See aidpo 23 reviews. Thankfully, none of these nods come off as preachy or as being blatant PSA’s on what the “White man has done to us. Some stories can do that, they tell you about cultures and people in a way that you can’t find out from hotels and airports, or even from conversations with the actual people.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sep 27, Nathaniel rated it liked it Shelves: They have such a beautiful connection that it keeps you reading-but Esi has to decide how she’d fit into his life given also that Ali is hcanges has a wife called Fusena.

Esi’s character reads like a modern soap opera about a woman who has grown tired of her neat marriage and has started to crave adventure even though Esi herself labels this longing as a desire to not be under the thumb of any man especially, her husband, Oko, who she sees as a mama’s boy who is looking for a maid opposed to a wife. Opokuya, a nurse by profession has 4 children, manages her home well enough but Kubi cheats on her frequently add Esi to his list.


For some of us, this is the crucial element ataa our feminism. I was expecting more from this book. May 26, Vickie rated it liked it Shelves: How to reconcile the demands placed on women by their domestic arrangements and their careers as well as society as a whole?

The Power of Education All of the major characters in the novel are well-educated. Had to read this for a class. I quite enjoyed this offering by an author whose works I have been meaning to read for a long time.

Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo

I sometimes found chahges book quite hard to follow, but I enjoyed the story. The reaction of their families, husbands and communities to these women reveal modern dilemmas for educated African women. I read it at a go and did not put it down until I had sucked the author’s words dry.

It was published by the Feminist Press.

Changes: A Love Story Summary & Study Guide

Ali’s first visit to Esi’s village is unsuccessful since he brings no one from his family to sponsor him. She falls in love with Ali who on the other hand doesn’t v At first i thought it was going to be a love story that brought changes to it but nada!

This books does exactly that, it tells you something about Ghana and the pull between traditional African and Western cultures, between Christianity and Islam, between work and famil I buy books from different places because I want to learn stuff about the people from those places, ideally without having to talk to anyone. Esi’s daughter who spends most of her time at Oko’s mother’s house.


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It is deceitfully sweet like wine from a fresh palm tree at dawn. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Writing about the love that eludes us the most, the only love, other than agape, that can aivoo Like a chilled beer served on a hot afternoon, I gulped it fast.

After briefly increasing, the frequency of Ali’s visits return to normal and one day, Esi tells Ali changs this is not a marriage and she is not having it. I had read this book about 14 years ago and even got This is a book about a confused woman.

Please try again later. The story is told from a 3rd person linear narrative and it is a “collection of prose – poetry narrative performances, and a meditation for the reader’s contemplation.

For Esi, her education enables her to have a well-paying job that can secure her independence. Chapter 19 and At times it seems so matter-of-fact airoo confined to the protagonist’s head that a reader wonders if it will devolve into a simple romance–which it never does.

I guess I have gone through Changes!