The Housemaid

The Housemaid A dead baby and bloodstained clothes are discovered near a small village Everyone is ready to comment on the likely story behind the abandoned infant The men have one opinion the women another As the

  • Title: The Housemaid
  • Author: Amma Darko
  • ISBN: 9780435910082
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Housemaid

    A dead baby and bloodstained clothes are discovered near a small village Everyone is ready to comment on the likely story behind the abandoned infant The men have one opinion, the women another As the story rapidly unfolds it becomes clear that seven different women played their part in the drama All of them are caught in a web of superstition, ignorance, greed and corA dead baby and bloodstained clothes are discovered near a small village Everyone is ready to comment on the likely story behind the abandoned infant The men have one opinion, the women another As the story rapidly unfolds it becomes clear that seven different women played their part in the drama All of them are caught in a web of superstition, ignorance, greed and corruption.

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    1. Ousseynou

      I red this and understood what amma want to describ according to her,the african peoples are all corrupted and they don't think about their future and they are all egoistic. charming by the nice life in accra Efia can't herself to go there and she want without the allowence of her father who was a big drunkard and who had lost entirely his authry on his wife,Efia's mother and her mother agreed with the depature of Efia sent her as a housemaid at tika's house.once there she started to imit her bo [...]

    2. Darkowaa

      !! africanbookaddict/2015/06/This is such a messy, messy story (in a good way!). To be brief, this is a story of how a poor family in a Ghanaian village decide to jilt a rich business woman in the city, by using their daughter - who becomes a housemaid, to attempt to steal this rich woman's wealth. Amma Darko treats lots of social issues in her book, and this is why I respect her as a writer. In this book, issues of socio-economic differences between the rich and the poor, city life versus villa [...]

    3. Elisabeth

      This book deals with the complexities that arrive from living in a changing society. This story follows a young woman who goes to the modern city from her home in rural Ghana. She tries to please her family, but ends up sacrificing her own desires to do so. She loses herself in this changing world. This book really shows the delicacies of such a changing society, and how difficult it can be to find your place in it.

    4. SueEllen

      The used copy of this book I purchased has a handwritten note on the first page that says: MEN ARE WORTHLESS?, ALL SHOW, IRRESPONSIBLEWell, who could resist that teaser? Certainly not me. However, it didn't turn out to be exactly accurate as the major theme of the book, but maybe that's just because it's a sub-theme that governs all our lives, all the time. Ghana to Providence. Okay, who's gonna be the one to call me out on this s--t?!

    5. Julie Suzanne

      I read this for a "Black Studies" class at UC Santa Barbara. I loved most of the books in these African Writers and Carribbean Writers Series. I can't remember much about this one, I just remember that I liked it. Notes in the margins are my own--only a few of us discussed the novels while the rest of the class slept or remained quiet since they hadn't read the book, so I had to make notes to remind myself what to talk about.

    6. Betty-ann Ananeh-frempong

      This is a story of the different social classes and the manipulations that go on between the rich and poor in society. It is a classic example of how the less fortunate feel entitled to benevolence from the well to do in Ghana. It is a book that may have received poor reviews from some Ghanaians especially young women and it does not surprise me because the issues discussed are not complementary of women who trade along our country's borders. Notwithstanding it made an interesting read.

    7. The Book

      This was something I pulled off the shelf in Foyles, then settled down amongst the books to read away the morning. It's a tale of enterprising women in Africa looking after themselves the best way they can - which is challenging and not easy and goes against much of what we're taught here in the UK about what success looks like. Interesting read.

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