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The Kaya-Girl

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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Published 2012 by Techmate Publishers Ltd, Ghana
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jc
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
It's easy to forgive the abruptness of the plot and the oversimplification/stereotyping of the characters in Wolo's book, for the simple fact that this book offers readers a glimpse into the nuances and complexities faced by young people living in Ghana. As a teacher in the very same school Abena attends as a "Dada ba," the book held my interest, and I'll recommend it to my students. Alongside the recommendation though, I'll offer a word of caution to avoid over-generalization. It is, after all, ...more
Cabiria Aquarius
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meeting someone living a different life than you and becoming friends with them is a good way to learn the world. To see good fortune versus bad fortune. Fortunate versus the unfortunate. Abena versus Faiza. It was a beautiful story and really made me think. It was wonderful and I loved reading it and it was amazing the stories the girls told each other and how their lives happened in the time. How they learn to cope. I hung onto every word on every page. Sunk in.

Loved it. Very low memetic mode
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