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Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love and life. A few years before Ghana’s independence, Lizzie-Achiaa’s lover disappears. Intent on finding him, she runs away from home. Akua Afriyie, Lizzie-Achiaa’s first daughter, strikes out on her own as a single parent in a country rocked by successive coups. Her daughter, Sugri grows up overprotected. She leaves home for university in New York, where she learns that sometimes one can have too much freedom. In the end, the secrets parents keep from their children eventually catch up with them.
Harmattan Rain was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Africa Region.
GHS10 to deliver within Accra and Tema. Delivery outside the Accra/Tema for GHS20.
Ayesha Harruna Attah published her debut novel, Harmattan Rain (Per Ankh Publishers), in 2009. It was nominated for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Saturday's Shadows (World Editions) was shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013. Her forthcoming novel, The Hundred Wells of Salaga (Cassava Republic Press,) will be released in May 2018.
Ayesha was born in Accra and educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU. A 2015 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Sacatar Fellow, she won the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction. She currently lives in Senegal and loves making ice-cream and staring at the ocean.