Search Results: "Ama Ata Aidoo"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANGES by Ama Ata Aidoo
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Esi seems more foolish than victimized, but the attitudes of the society portrayed here are real enough—and do add a new dimension to an otherwise familiar story. (First serial to Ms. Magazine)"
An informative, if a tad schematic, novel from Ghanaian writer Aidoo (Our Sister Killjoy, etc.—not reviewed) about women's identities and needs in contemporary Africa. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In sweeping lyrical prose—in both English and Spanish—a little girl describes her special relationship with the river she loves, which loves her in return. Read full book review >

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Art of Mind III by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2013

"Raw, affecting lyric from an assured poet."
Poems covering love, life, heart and home. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2014

"A thoroughly unique poetry project."
An unlikely but engaging poetic tour of Midwestern colleges and universities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"This is likely to prove of special help to black women working to come to terms with serious depression."
``I have,'' Danquah notes early in this straightforward, moving memoir, ``been addicted to despair.'' For much of her life she has veered between bouts of mild depression and periods of extreme depression. Read full book review >

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POWER by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1998

Before her time, a 16-year-old Native American girl is thrust into adult turmoil as the only witness to the shooting by her best friend of an endangered Florida panther, in Hogan's (Solar Storm, 1995, etc.) latest complex exploration of Native ways and the environment at risk. Read full book review >

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A DICTIONARY OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING by Jackie Copleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A fully drawn portrait of a city and a life, this novel will hold appeal for history buffs, lovers of literary fiction, and readers of high-drama romance."
In British novelist Copleton's debut, family secrets and betrayals demand to be reckoned with, even after a world-shattering tragedy changes everything. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The agenda is never less than obvious, but it's a powerful tale nonetheless. (map, cast list, glossary) (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Clearly still aiming to shock, Herbstein recasts but does not tone down his debut novel, originally published for adult audiences as Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2001). Read full book review >