No Sweetness Here Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of No Sweetness Here.
This section contains 2,043 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the No Sweetness Here Study Guide

In the following essay on Ama Ata Aidoo's No Sweetness Here, Ode Ogede describes Ata Aidoo's work as a defense of both culture and womanhood, and defends the use orality as a means of achieving a textual representation of the particular forms of orality that draws on the "aesthetics of orality."

In her book African Novels and the Question of Orality, Eileen Julien bitterly attacks the notion that there is anything particularly African about orality or anything essentially oral about African culture. The "oral form," she contends, "is not the concrete literary simulacrum of African essence but is, rather, a manifestation of social consciousness, vision, and possibility allowed by particular moments and niches in African sociocultural life." Despite her doubts about the wisdom of associating orality with Africa, Julien does acknowledge that the manifestation of oral forms in the work of African writers is common, but rarely discussed...

(read more)

This section contains 2,043 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the No Sweetness Here Study Guide
Copyrights
Literature of Developing Nations for Students
No Sweetness Here from Literature of Developing Nations for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.