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Easton Main Library OFORIATTA-AYIM (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004424018 New Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781408882429
  • ISBN: 1408882426
  • ISBN: 9781408882436
  • ISBN: 1408882434
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2019.

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"Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful, volatile mother is a whirlwind, with a penchant for lavish shopping sprees and a mesmerising power for spinning stories of the family's former glory - of what was had, and what was lost. And then Kojo arrives one Christmas, like an annunciation: Maya's cousin, and her mother's godson. Kojo has a way with words - a way of talking about Ghana, and empire, and what happens when a country's treasures are spirited away by colonialists. For the first time, Maya has someone who can help her understand why exile has made her parents the way they are. But then Maya and Kojo are separated, shuttled off to school in England, where they come face to face with the maddening rituals of Empire. Returning to Ghana as a young woman, Maya is reunited with her powerful but increasingly troubled cousin. Her homecoming will set off an exorcism of their family and country's strangest, darkest demons. It is in this destruction's wake that Maya realises her own purpose: to tell the story of her mother, her cousin, their land and their loss, on her own terms, in her own voice. "--Publisher.
Subject: Ghanaians > Germany > Fiction.
Exiles > Ghana > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Ghana > Colonial influence > Fiction.
Ghana > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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