Saturday’s Shadows

By Ayesha Harruna Attah

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The protagonists of Saturday’s Shadows experience the fine line between sanity and madness as they try to find and hold on to love in the volatile world of 1990s West Africa. After a seventeen-year military dictatorship, a country tries to find its footing while the members of the middle-class Avoka family lurch towards destruction. They live in a politically complex climate, a time so tenuous that the country could easiliy dip back into its military past.…
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Language

English

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9789462380431

Pages

352

Original Title

Saturday’s Shadows

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

‘A compelling offering from a sensitive writer.’—NoViolet Bulawayo

'Saturday's Shadows is an affecting book. Ultimately, it's a story of hope.'—Chinelo Okparanta, author of Happiness, Like Water

About the author

Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ayesha Harruna Attah (Ghana) moved to the US at the age of seventeen, where she studied at Mount Holyoke College and then Columbia University. She received an MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. Her first novel, Harmattan Rain, was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She recently moved back to Ghana. Photo: © Sena Ahadji