ama ata aidoo//changes: a love story

Utterly moved by Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story, a serendipitous find at the New York Public Library. More later.

"For Esi though, things hadn't worked out so simply. She had had to teach herself not to expect him at all. She had had to teach herself not to wonder where he was when he was not with her. And that had been the hardest of the lessons to learn. For, Accra being that kind of place, she couldn't help hearing about his womanising activities. Given the nature of her job, it was only natural that out of those close to Esi, it should have been Opokuya who heard more of the gossip about Ali. Yet it was she who told Esi least. Esi believed Ali when he insisted that he loved her very much. She knew it was true: that he loved her in his own fashion. What she became certain of was that his fashion of loving had proved quite inadequate for her."

1 comments:

{ Jaycee } | August 31, 2010 at 1:50 PM said...

"What she became certain of was that his fashion of loving had proved quite inadequate for her."

That line is quite amusing. Lol.

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