Diplomatic Pounds & Other Stories’ is the third collection of short stories by celebrated Ghanaian author, Ama Ata Aidoo. Published by Ayebia Clarke in 2012, eleven of the twelve stories are narrated by women and are about every day concerns relating to age, class, colour and identity. But Ms Aidoo delves into the psyche of the women, most of them strong-willed, well-educated and assertive, to show the devastating impact of these seemingly ordinary concerns. Some of the stories are based in Ghana, others in the west and still others move backwards and forwards between the two areas.
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