Book Pick for the month of April 2019 : Of Women And Frogs by Bisi Adjapon April 19, 2019 – Posted in: Book Of The Month – Tags: Bisi Adjapon, Ghana, Nigeria, Of Women And Frogs
We are so happy to share with you guys our book pick for the month of April.
Of Women and Frogs is the coming-of-age story of Esi, 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 who place restrictions on her just because she is a girl.
We are few pages in already and it’s been an absolute delight to read. We love that it discusses womanhood and the sociopolitical relationship between Nigeria and Ghana.
Bisi Adjapon’s writings have appeared in journals and newspapers including the Washington Times, Daily Graphics and Chicken Bones. As an International Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, she won the Civil Right 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 holds degrees in French and Spanish and has worked in several emabassies, taught and managed projects in Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa and Ghana. Until recently, she was a language instructor at the Diplomatic Language School in virginia. Currently, she divides her between Ghana and America. When not working, she plays tennis and loves to eat chocolate.
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