This much-anticipated collection of essays from eight respected academics in the field brings a number of critical perspectives to focus on the signal work of a 21st century Ghanaian writer. Amma Darko is recognised in these interdisciplinary critiques as a significant writer whose storytelling talent documents the continent's globalisation pains. What is revealed in this collection is a complex and complicated writer who knows how to tell a good story, and yet is confident enough in her art to deliver an unflinching criticism of what Ghana has become.
Vincent O. Odamtten is a poet and critic from Ghana. He is associate professor and director of the Africana Studies Programme at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. He has written on Africa, Caribbean and African-American literature and culture and has contributed chapters on Ama Ata Aidoo and Efua Sutherland to Bio-Bibliography on Fifty African and Caribbean Women Writers.