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Women of the Aeroplanes

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Woman Of The Aeroplanes documents fiction's most fantastic calamity--the bewilderment and resolution of people faced for the first time with their own mortality. An astonishing and exhilarating story of modern myth and meaning.
Published July 5th 1993 by Random House, Inc. (first published January 1st 1988)
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Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what we've got here is a sort of plotless, comic kind of thing, with lots of dick jokes and puns and wordplay, and fun stuff like that. lots of funny parts like, guy who sleeps under a mercedes benz with his wife, guy with a vulture that perches on his pipe, inventing a 'stupidity machine', and others too. you can also tell that the book is cool because there's a glossary of words at the end, some of which are local ghanaian words, and some of which the author just made up.
Wole Talabi
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book quite hard to read but also sort-of enjoyable in its difficulty, originality and absurdity.

Kojo Laing's second novel is set in Ghana and Scotland, and tells the story of Tukwan, a town out of space and time, full of immortals who all have elements of wild creativity. They embark on a journey to Levensvale (a similar town in Scotland) with two airplanes bought by their leader Pokuaa, to meet and trade. But the book isn't much about the plot. It seems more to be an adventure
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B. Kojo Laing or Bernard Kojo Laing (1 July 1946 20 April 2017) was a Ghanaian novelist and poet, whose writing is characterised by its hybridity, whereby he uses Ghanaian Pidgin English and vernacular languages alongside standard English. His first two novels in particular Search Sweet Country (1986) and Woman of the Aeroplanes (1988) were praised for their linguistic originality, both books ...more

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