UPCOMING BOOK RELEASE: Saturday’s Shadows by Ayesha Harruna

Dec 11, 2014 • Articles, Books, GhanaNo Comments

Saturday's Shadows

Saturday’s Shadow is the new upcoming book from Ghanaian author Ayesha Harruna Attah. The book is Attah’s second book following the success of Harmattan Rain.

 

Synopsis:
Saturday’s Shadows is set after a 17-year military dictatorship in a West African country. It weaves the stories of four members of the Avoka household, every body lurching toward self-destruction.

The father, Theo, is recruited to write the memoirs of the dictator-turned-president whom he both loathes and reveres. Zahra, matriarch of the house, rekindles an affair with an old lover and barely keeps her family and sanity together. Theo and Zahra’s son Kojo has just started the boarding school of his dreams but finds out it’s nothing like he imagined.

Their new help, Atsu, recently transplanted from the village, struggles to understand big city living and why the women in her new world don’t cook. In the 1990s, countries in West Africa began to see slow transitions to civilian rule after decades of military rule. The Avokas live in this politically complex era, a time so tenuous the country could easily dip back into its military past. Theo, Zahra, Kojo, and Atsu’s psyches are severely bruised and they will do almost anything to find themselves.

Saturday’s Shadows is set after a 17-year military dictatorship in a West African country. It weaves the stories of four members of the Avoka household, every body lurching toward self-destruction.

The father, Theo, is recruited to write the memoirs of the dictator-turned-president whom he both loathes and reveres. Zahra, matriarch of the house, rekindles an affair with an old lover and barely keeps her family and sanity together. Theo and Zahra’s son Kojo has just started the boarding school of his dreams but finds out it’s nothing like he imagined.

Their new help, Atsu, recently transplanted from the village, struggles to understand big city living and why the women in her new world don’t cook. In the 1990s, countries in West Africa began to see slow transitions to civilian rule after decades of military rule. The Avokas live in this politically complex era, a time so tenuous the country could easily dip back into its military past. Theo, Zahra, Kojo, and Atsu’s psyches are severely bruised and they will do almost anything to find themselves.

 

Saturday’s Shadow is due to be released on January 8th, 2015. To learn more or to pre-order, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Saturdays-Shadows-Ayesha-Harruna-Attah/dp/9462380430.

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