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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
For eighteen-year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she’d ever dreamed — a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas, and in 1981 Ghana, this may be the most exciting – and most dangerous — adventure of all.

At first Charlotte basks in her wonderful new freed
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Groundwood Books
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Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
What can I say about this book? It is not suspenseful, in that the opening of the book begins with Charlette's capture. The rest of the book is the story behind the military capturing her and why. There has been a fourth coup d'eta, and Ghana has a new leader, and Charlette is at University.

So, if you want to read about a young woman and how she fairs in this time, well, I wish there were other fictional books told about Ghana, but this is the first one I have read. And you do learn about how li
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book to introduce anyone to life in Ghana in the early 1980's and the idea of regime/government change.
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Aluta" ist nicht das erste Buch von Adwoa Badoe, aber das erste ihrer Werke, dass auch auf deutsch erschienen ist. Ich habe es zufällig in der Bibliothek unter den Neuanschaffungen entdeckt und bin sehr froh, diese Autorin entdeckt zu haben.

"Aluta" erzählt die Coming-of-Age-Geschichte von Charlotte in Ghana rund um den Beginn des Militärputsches von 1981, eine Zeit die man aus dem Geschichtsunterricht an deutschen Schulen nicht kennt. Adwoa Badoe erzählt auf eine Art und Weise, dass man fast
Rachael Hitt
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, own
The majority of this book is really solid but the ending, or lack there of, is pretty disappointing.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Charlotte is living her best life. She is settling into university life and getting used to all its perks. She has men lining up at her door, friends with whom she can talk the night away and, best of all, a father who is no longer able to watch every single thing she does. But what happens when political situations that are completely out of her hand disrupt her life? Charlotte has to choose between being active in the movement for justice or remaining the quiet girl her father would want her t ...more
Kate McCartney
I know nothing about Ghana or it's political history. This was very interesting from that perspective.

2017 Popsugar Challenge - main character that is a different ethnicity than you
August Bourré
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Started slow but ended very strong. Best cover of 2016.
Matthew Marcus
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Aluta by Adwoa Badoe was a very interesting and different type of teen novel. It is set in 1981 Ghana, with the main character Charlotte being a university student. She is moving to the university from her house and is getting used to the big city life. She has never experienced this before. She meets many characters here, from her upper year and much more experienced roommate, Mary, who dresses glamorously and is engaged to a rich man. Plus, she meets her friends in the dorm, including Mary’s o ...more
Bisi Adjapon
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Having lived in Ghana through the revolution, I was excited to receive an ARC of Aluta, a young adult novel set in the political turmoil. The story opens with Charlotte, a girl entering university for the first time, brimming with the usual freshman excitement and fears. She has barely settled into college life when a military coup threatens her future and rages against the wealth of middle class parents. As the revolution tears through the country, university students revolt. At a time when col ...more
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Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very good book. I wish it would end a bit differently. I love me some good kelewele! Once again, magnificent job on a great book! I love the University experience and I love how students took leader for Ghanaian peace all in the name of love. Certainly five star worthy! I recommend this book to older high school students and post-secondary students: it's never to early or late to make a change. Splendid job Mrs. Badoe.
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The ending was strong. REALLY STRONG!

A girl and political issues. And a strong story and plot
Harriet Smith
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it
best part of this book was the description of the politics and culture in Ghana. the story was ok, but the background information provided was made it stand out.
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Fascinating, but not subtle.
Dawn Ferencz
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I learned a lot about Ghana and I liked Charlotte's spirit, but the different plot developments felt disconnected from one another.
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