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No Sweetness Here and Other Stories In This Collection, Ama Aita Aidoo Explores Postcolonial Life In Ghana With Her Characteristic Honesty And Humor Tradition Wrestles With New Urban Influences As Africans Try To Sort Out Their Identity In A Changing Culture True To The Tradition Of African Storytelling, The Characters Come To Life Through Their Distinct Voices And Speech If There Is No Sweetness, There Is The Salt Essential To Life, Even If It Comes From Tears, And The Strength That Comes From A History Of Endurance.


10 thoughts on “No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Well written and, at times, funny.


  2. says:

    Aidoo does a great job of showing some of the current issues that are at the heart of modernization in Ghana today These short stories have quite the range of perspectives to give a broad picture of what it looks like to be Ghanaian, whether you are living in a small village in the north or are living the city life of Accra It also looks as the views of both men and women, elders and children, and this unique blend gives a very universal flavor to her themes and messages In Everything Counts Aidoo does a great job of showing some of the current issues that are at the heart of modernization in Ghana today These short stories have quite the range of perspectives to give a broad picture of what it looks like to be Ghanaian, whether you are living in a small village in the north or are living the city life of Accra It also looks as the views of both men and women, elders and children, and this unique blend gives a very universal flavor to her themes and messages In Everything Counts there is a line that says one did not really go to school to learn about Africa 2 I had the opportunity to do research at a secondary school in Ghana and found that this wastrue than not The library shelves were full of donated copies of English Romantic Poets, European explorations of Africa, and outdated United States history textbooks Although I think they are incorporatingAfrican literature into the curriculum...


  3. says:

    This book was so unexpected It s actually made me love Ama Ata Aidoo so muchthan I already did It was a beautifully written book that made me feel the African vibe The stories were basically set on normal African believes, settings and of course happenings in typical Ghanaian homes and societies It was descriptive and understanding in addition to having a whole pile of lessons to teach The characters were well defined, relatable and simply fantastic They felt so real to the extent t This book was so unexpected It s actually made me love Ama Ata Aidoo so muchthan I already did It was a beautifully written book that made me feel the Afr...


  4. says:

    wohoo Africa and the long way of modernization a changing and modern Africa is in its way to bornAma Ata Aidoo is the best one to describe this change and what it brings to the lives of the peopleif there was and may be there is no sweetness in Africa there is the salt essential for life may be just the salt th...


  5. says:

    Ama Ata Aidoo is currently my favorite writer of African Literature which might not be saying much, since I make no claims of being familar with the genre Her stories do a good job of pointing out what s wrong while still being hopeful for the future Some of the stories deal with village life and some have aurban setting and many deal with a character transitioning from one to the other , but they all present an Africa that is modern and changing The titular story, No Sweetnes...


  6. says:

    These 11 stories explore a lot of universal themes, like tradition vs modernization, family, parenthood, marriage and class structure as they relate to the people of Ghana Aidoo s writing is often sparse, but poignant She writes from both the male and female perspective as well as child s perspective, giving insight into many aspects of Ghanian culture during a time of great change I m still not a big lover of short stories, but I do think this collection showcases a great voice coming out o These 11 stories explore a lot of universal themes, like tradition vs modernization, family, parenthood, marriage and class structure as they relate to the people of Ghana Aidoo s writing is often ...


  7. says:

    No Sweetness Here is a collection of eleven short stories set in post colonial Ghana Aidoo has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and the rhythms and cadence of the language here make it rewarding to read aloud A handful of the stories themselves I did...


  8. says:

    One of the most thoughtful and adept collection of short stories I ve come across.Aidoo skillfully weaves the problems and conflicts of post colonial and transitioning Ghana into the telling of stories of ordin...


  9. says:

    Clearly not my sort of book I found much of the languageor less incomprehensible due to the patois It was difficult for me to find points of contact with the characters and I felt no real empathy with any of them Obviously, this is a cultural issue and probablyto do with me than that the qu...


  10. says:

    a little too high brow for me, but at least i can admit it also, a little toofull of dialogue and almost nothing else for me, but i m assuming this is related to the previously mentioned high brow problem.but mostly the issue is that i don t know enough ab...


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