No Sweetness Here Criticism

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Aidoo is best known for her stories, which combine both Western literary and African oral storytelling traditions in exploring themes of feminism and colonialism pertinent to the modern African woman. Aidoo's first two publications were the stage plays The Dilemma of the Ghost ((1965) and Anowa (1970). Her third publication was the short story collection No Sweetness Here (1970). Aidoo's first novel, Our Sister Killjoy, was published in 1977. Her second novel, Changes: A Love Story, was published in 1991. Aidoo has also published collections of stories and poems for children, including An Eagle and Chickens and Other Stories (1986) and Birds and Other Poems (1987). She has also published two collections of poetry: Someone Talking to Someone (1985) and An Angry Letter in January and Other Poems (1992).

The short story "No Sweetness Here" was originally published in 1970 as the title story in Aidoo's first collection of short stories, No Sweetness Here. According to Naana Banyiwa...

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