Of Women and Frogs

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Available from 10 March 2019

Esi is a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her and the restrictions they place on girls.

Moving between Ghana and Nigeria, this is a heart-warming story of a girl beating a path to self-actualisation amidst political upheaval in Rawlings’ Ghana and strained relations between her ancestral countries.

“This is a really wonderful story. [Bisi Adjapon] writes with incredible vividness and clarity. [Her] similies and attention to all the senses are really extraordinary.” ~ Dave Eggers, publisher of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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Weight 0.380 kg

Bisi Adjapon

Bisi Adjapon’s writings have appeared in journals and newspapers including the Washington Times, Mcsweeney’s Quarterly, CitiFMonline, Daily Grapphic and Chicken Bones. As an International Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, she won the Civil Rights Award for Human Relations, and a Strategic Objective Award for her work on the Norman Borlaug Capacity Building Fellows targeting women in developing countries. She has worked in several embassies, taught and managed projects in Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa and Ghana.

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