Changes has ratings and 84 reviews. Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship said: This is an interesting novella from a Ghanaian feminist author. I made. Changes: A Love Story. Ama Ata Aidoo, Author, Tuzyline Allan, Designed by Feminist Press $35 (p) ISBN “Changes: A Love Story” by Ama Ata Aidoo is a novel that explores the changes that working women in Africa must face in their marriages and families while.

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Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision after all, he doesn’t beat her! Esi, Opokuya, and to a lesser degree the much-suppressed Fusena, fight against more than just an accumulation of oppressive tradition that favors men. Do we understand the difference between the two?

Is it love when one sacrifices happiness for another or is that love when ones needs are met and one is content? May 11, Beverley rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. To ask other readers questions about Changesplease sign up. Esi shows off her new car to Opokuya and offers Opokuya her old car. Witty and compelling, Ara novel, “inaugurates a new realist style in African literature.

Because it is not possible to advocate independence for our continent without also believing that African women must have the best that the environment can offer.

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However, Fusena’s shop business is the talk of town as she manages it quit well. The four star rating is on account of the fact that Aidko still have to turn all these questions in my mind? Dec 22, Keili Rae rated it it was amazing. In many ways this novel is an ideal book for my challenge – it has a premise that would be impossible in my country.


Ghanian women and Modernity: They have such a beautiful connection that it keeps you reading-but Esi has to decide how she’d fit into zma life given also that Ali is married-h Chnages follows the life of Esi, an independent woman who leaves her husband Oko-for invading her privacy and personal space-and always wanting to rule out what she can or cannot do.

See 1 question about Changes…. Esi leaves in her beat-up car and Ali praises Allah for the gift of his woman. Before he married Esi, he already had a wife and several children.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. A story about the compromises we make for love, and the happiness we compromise when we make them. A deceptively easy read, Changes is not just a love story but an insightful commentary on feminism and African identity.

I think Aidoo makes the right choice not throwing in additional drama just to make it longer, but perhaps a bit more tension in Esi’s aata with Opokuya, especially given the late intervention chqnges Kubi and his trousers, and maybe something with Fusena, Ali’s first wife who I felt very sorry for.

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This book should be read in tandem with Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood. Ali and Esi go on a holiday to Ali’s home aieoo, Bamako and they spend their time there like tourists. At its best it verges on deadpan and sports an understated, almost defeated sort of wit “Although she knew there was nothing positively wild in how she was feeling about him, there was nothing negatively wild in it either.

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Changes focuses on a three year period in the lives of Esi Sekyi, Opokuya Dakwa, and Fusena Kondey, three women approaching their mid thirties in Accra, Ghana. Opokuya, a nurse by profession has 4 children, manages her home well enough but Kubi cheats on her frequently add Esi to his list. Esi’s husband who tries fervently to breathe life into his dying marriage with Esi. Aidoo’s women – Esi, Opukyua, Fusena – are charming, the men rather onedimensional and ones I did not care about at all.

An incident of marital rape, the result of her husband’s anger at Esi’s independence, leads to their separation.