Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon A first novel by a Ghanaian woman who spent some time in Germany It provides an account of the exploitation of women in Africa and Europe and tells of an immigrant who having travelled to Germany to

  • Title: Beyond the Horizon
  • Author: Amma Darko
  • ISBN: 9780435909901
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beyond the Horizon

    A first novel by a Ghanaian woman who spent some time in Germany It provides an account of the exploitation of women in Africa and Europe, and tells of an immigrant who, having travelled to Germany to find a paradise, finds she has been betrayed by her husband and is forced into prostitution.

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    1. Darkowaa

      !!! africanbookaddict/2015/04/Ohhh what a tragic book this is! Amma Darko does NOT get enough shine for this novel and her writing in general. This book is heart-wrenching. I'm glad I read this though. Mara frustrated me deeply for 3/4th of the book. She had no sense of her worth and her fate was determined by her husband, Akobi who did not love her. Akobi is a dog, coward and a self-absorbed man who basically used Mara for everything that she was. I waited so long for Mara to retaliate, but she [...]

    2. Nermeen Mohamed

      This book is brutally honest. A very downright portrayal of sex trafficking, and the sex industry in Europe. I had a hard time understanding the lead character "Mara". I could not comprehend her actions, her feelings, the absolute surrender and submission to her atrocious husband throughout the novel. Even at the end of the novel, when she finally claims her agency and leaves her husband and cause his imprisonment. She still surrenders to being used in the sex industryShe believes she does not h [...]

    3. Christian Asante

      I loved this short but intriguing novel by Amma Darko.It tells the story of Mara, who is forced into marriage with the senseless Akobi who manages to send Mara to Germany where he forces her into prostitution and keeps all the money.This story story showcases what women in some circles go through as a result of culture, lack of education and society that puts them in a box

    4. Leyna Lavinthal

      This book is too short! It is a beautiful written account of a woman from Ghana and the shocking struggles she faces when she moves to the UK. A great author that most have never heard of. The African Writers Series is pretty amazing in general- all the books I have gotten my hands on have been completely captivating.

    5. Julie Suzanne

      Of all the novels from the African Writer Series that I have read for my black studies course at UCSB, this was the best. This powerful story about shame, secrecy, abuse, trust, vulnerability and cultural naivete reveals much about the world about which that you probably never knew. A very worthwhile read!

    6. Jerome Kuseh

      Amma Darko's masterpiece. This short and gripping tale explores themes of patriarchy but differs from the works of most feminist African writers by showing a character who braves patriarchy but is ultimately defeated by the deceit of a man who does not love her.

    7. Betty-ann Ananeh-frempong

      It was an eye opener about the struggles of women in foreign countries. It showed that anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.

    8. Ken

      This is a book I read due to a recommendation. I wanted to read a book with moving accounts of prostitution. This book has that, and more. As a story of prostitution and wife abuse, one is drawn to feel sympathy for the narrator. However, I some point in reading, I couldn't help being shocked at the narrator's gullibility and naivete. This is one of those texts where being from a rural location is meant to be an excuse for failing to read human nature. It seems to suggest that the rural location [...]

    9. Abena Boaten

      This book was a good read, sad story with an anticlimactic ending in my opinion. I did enjoy the voice of Mara throughout the book and sad at the way it ended. The build up to the ending was great but the ending itself was lacking somewhat. I would recommend it, it kept me interested and wanting to continue reading from the first page.

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