Paperback Õ Harmattan Rain PDF/EPUB Ü

Paperback  Õ Harmattan Rain PDF/EPUB Ü Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love and life A few years before Ghana s independence, Lizzie Achiaa s lover disappears Intent on finding him, she runs away from home Akua Afriyie, Lizzie Achiaa s first daughter, strikes out on her own as a single parent in a country rocked by successive coups Her daughter, Sugri grows up overprotected She leaves home for university in New York, where she learns that sometimes one can have too much freedom In the end, the secrets parents keep from their children eventually catch up with them Being currently in Ghana, reading this book was a joy Part 1 was certainly my favorite Later on it get a little too westernized I keep on wondering when we will get true post colonial literature that does not take you the Western world This book ends in NY. Harmattan Rain was not exactly what I thought it would be, but it was an entertaining book nonetheless I was fascinated by the premise of it a book following multiple generations of women just before, during, and following the independence of Ghana As the first generation American daughter of two Ghanaians, both born shortly after independence, I wanted this book to be a different glimpse into the lives they may have led at that time There were definitely moments of clarity about the country Harmattan Rain was not exactly what I thought it would be, but it was an entertaining book nonetheless I was fascinated by the premise of it a book following multiple generations of women just before, during, and following the independence of Ghana As the first generation American daughter of two Ghanaians, both born shortly after independence, I wanted this book to be a different glimpse into the lives they may have led at that time There were definitely moments of clarity about the country my parents spent their formative years in that I appreciated I really enjoyed that the political side of things was interwoven into the lives of the characters in ways that didn t feel overt or forceful Nonetheless, I still think I set my expectations too high for the historical portion of this historical fiction novel Reading this demonstrated to me that I need to spendtime reading and engaging with the historical records and accounts themselves With that being said, I enjoyed the read The characters were fun to go through life with, in many ways felt familiar, and this story also allowed me to see parts of the place where my origins lie that I hadn t seen before I look forward to readingof Ayesha Haruna Attah s work in the future, given my time with her debut novel left me charmed and endeared by her writing This book was honestly my favorite thing to read in Ghana Once I picked it up, I couldn t put it down The story really came alive for me, because I was in Ghana at the time, but I think it s a story that people who ve never even left their hometown can relate to It s a beautiful coming of age story It will make you smile It will make you cry It will make you appreciate But most of all, it will make you glad that you picked up this book.I loved it. See no spoilers review here See no spoilers review here

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