Forgot your password?  

No Sweetness Here Summary
Ama Ata Aidoo

Everything you need to understand or teach No Sweetness Here by Ama Ata Aidoo.

  • No Sweetness Here Summary & Study Guide

No Sweetness Here Summary


Ama Ata Aidoo's short story "No Sweetness Here" first appeared in 1970 as the title piece in No Sweetness Here, Aidoo's first collection of stories.

The story is narrated by a character known as Chicha, which is the local pronunciation of "teacher." Chicha is a Westernized woman who is the schoolteacher in the small Fanti village of Bamso. As the story opens, she is visiting Maami Ama, whose beautiful ten-year-old son Kwesi is Chicha's favorite pupil. Maami Ama tells Chicha of her seven-year-long marriage to Kodjo Fi; although she is his first wife, her husband has neglected her and shut her away from the rest of his family. The divorce proceedings between Maami Ama and Kodjo Fi take place the following day. As a result, Kwesi is to be taken away from his mother and placed in the custody of his father, who has taken no interest in him up...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The No Sweetness Here Study Pack contains about 40 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

No Sweetness Here Study Guide

Follow Us on Facebook
You might also be interested in: