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Our Sister Killjoy Out Of Africa With Her Degree And Her All Seeing Eyes Comes Sissie She Comes To Europe, To A Land Of Towering Mountains And Low Grey Skies And Tries To Make Sense Of It All What Is She Doing Here Why Aren T The Natives Friendly And What Will She Do When She Goes Back Home Ghanaian Writer Ama Ata Aidoo S Brilliantly Conceived Prose Poem Is By Turns Bitter And Gentle, And Is A Highly Personal Exploration Of The Conflicts Between Africa And Europe, Between Men And Women And Between A Complacent Acceptance Of The Status Quo And A Passionate Desire To Reform A Rotten World Of Her Own Writing, Ama Ata Aidoo Says, I Write About People, About What Strikes Me And Interests Me It Seems The Most Natural Thing In The World For Women To Write With Women As Central Characters Making Women The Centre Of My Universe Was Spontaneous.


10 thoughts on “Our Sister Killjoy

  1. says:

    One of the best books I ve read this year Our Sister Killjoy has managed to fill the void I ve been battling constantly grappling with, wrt my conflicting feelings on Afropolitanism , 1st gen Americans, living abroad, assimilation, the real African , moving back to the continent the savior mentality the been tos bring, feminism, loneliness A LOT is explored in this short book and its fucking golden I wish I read this earlier in my life.I don t know if I can even write a full rev One of the best books I ve read this year Our Sister Killjoy has managed to fill the void I ve been battling constantly grappling with, wrt my conflicting feelings on Afropolitanism , 1st gen Americans, living abroad, assimilation, the real African , moving back to the continent the savior mentality the been tos bring, feminism, loneliness A LOT is explored in this short book and its fuck...


  2. says:

    I have always loved the word killjoy , and I wanted to read this book on that basis alone It turns out this book found me, as the best books always do As a Kenyan riding out her second Scandinavian winter in the pursuit of papers, the questions in this book both comforted me and convicted me I couldn t believe it was published in 1977 Two generations of my family have since made the pilgrimage Global North and the story is the same The vivid, bemused descriptions of interacting with the I have always loved the word killjoy , and I wanted to read this book on that basis alone It turns out this book found me, as the best books always do As a Kenyan riding out her second Scandinavian winter in the pursuit of papers, the questions in this book both comforted me and convicted me I couldn t believe it was published in 1977 Two generations of my family have since made the pilgrimage Global North and the story is the same The vivid, bemused descriptions of interacting with the natives, the poor fit of winter clothes, the not food, the great expectations ...


  3. says:

    This creative work, which mixes poetry and prose, speaks to the political and personal violence of European colonialism in Africa I like how it presents Sissie s journey of defining herself as an educated woman of color within a society that has supposedly moved beyond this experience.


  4. says:

    This is a book that I think I will have to re read to fully grasp Nevertheless, this was a great read.


  5. says:

    I suppose this could be described as a novel in stories and partly in verse It s a beautifully written story about black bodies in foreign read cold, white spaces I was particularly excited to read this because the narrative follows a Ghanaian woman who travels internationally on her own I think thepopular African been to narratives and I do think this fits in with them have male protagonists ...


  6. says:

    almost poetry, almost manifesto, almost a subconscious musing almost a novel.it took me a long time to finish this book, mostly because I inhaled it at first as part of my presentation and then, when I could read it at my own pace I did just that.ama ata aidoo brings up question in Our Sister Killjoy that chimamanda ngozi adichie also wants to ask in Americanah why aren t you coming back what s making you stay if I had read it earlier, I might have included it as part of my undergrad th almost poetry, almost manifesto, almost a subconscious musing almost a novel.it took me a long time to finish this book, mostly because I inhaled it at first as part of my presentation and then, when I could read it at my own pace I did just that.ama ata aidoo brings up question in Our Sister Killjoy that chimamanda ngozi adichie also wants to ask in Americanah why aren t you coming back what s making you stay if I had read it earlier, I might have included it as part of my undergrad thesis it talks about what I also wanted to bring up then, that novels, appeals to the soul an the heart of a reader, based on the author s own experiences areeffective than a scolding by a passerby although aidoo is a loton the nose than adichie, I still enjoyed the book.it s funny, and it s got a lot of great lines, and if you re interested in African fiction, or in fiction that deals with double identity which apparently I m reading...


  7. says:

    Hmm, well This novel is a mixture of poetry and prose about a girl from Africa s trip to Europe and some of her feelings and thoughts while abroad She is pretty cynical about Europe and Europeans in general, but one can see how she would feel that way Her thoughts about her countrymen remaining in Europe instead of returning home is interesting, but there s not really much to the plot Some of the ideas were interesting but the book was generally pretty meh for me Also a warning, there is so Hmm, well This novel is a mixture of poetry and prose about a girl from Africa s trip to Europe and some of her feelings and thoughts while abroad She is pretty cynical about Europe and Europeans in general, but one can see how she would feel that way Her thoughts about her countrymen remaining in Europe instead of returning home is interesting, but there s not really much to the plot Some of the ideas were interesting but the book was generally pr...


  8. says:

    I wanted to read this book again after reading it in a college course during undergrad and remembering none of it There were some excellent points in the prose poetry of this book Every once in a while a ...


  9. says:

    This book made me uncomfortable, which is a sign of its success, but I wish it had gone farther I was expectingpowerful writing from an extended prose poem.


  10. says:

    Absolutely incredible, powerful poetry and prose written by a wonderful woman who can see through the bullshit and explain it in terms no one can deny.


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