The God Child (Hardback)Nana Oforiatta Ayim (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'An intriguing debut ... From gender politics to life as a young black immigrant in Europe, the central themes are invigorated through rich characterisation and detail ... A lyrical prose style swoops the reader into its fold from the outset ... Brightly detailed ... Vibrant in its themes, prose and characterisation * Irish Times *
A story that, like this one, will illuminate Ghana's history; a story that will coax something whole from the broken parts of their lives * New York Times Book Review *
Pioneering and admirable ... Ayim is adept at capturing the anxiety of a preteen whose desire to fit in is exacerbated by being black in a world where blackness and Africa are not valued ... Books such as The God Child have the potential to enrich [world literature] and, in Berger's words, bring new ways of seeing * Guardian *
A cultural juggernaut * Harper's Bazaar *
Hugely readable ... Dizzying ... Intriguing and engrossing ... A classic coming-of-age narrative ... Deeply concerned with Ghanaian history and the psychic dislocations of exile * Daily Mail *
I read this novel very slowly. I didn't want to miss anything ... It is a rich, beautiful book and when I got to the end, I wanted to start again -- Chibundu Onuzo
It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it's practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian writer and historian, never quits what she has started * Vogue *
One of the foremost architects of the contemporary African arts scene * Okay Africa *
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