The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo audiobook

The Kaya Girl

By Mamle Wolo
Read by Ekua Ekumah

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Little, Brown Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780316703932

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781668615911

  • ISBN: 9781668615904

  • Available on 09/01/2022

    ISBN: 9781668622520

Runtime: 6.83 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This rags-to-riches story by an award-winning Ghanaian author has luminous literary resonance. 

Writing with effortlessly engaging prose, Wolo showcases the interweaving layers of Ghanaian culture to create a prismatic, multifaceted world in which two young girls, against all odds, are able to find each other.

When Faiza, a Muslim migrant girl from northern Ghana, and Abena, a wealthy doctor’s daughter from the south, meet by chance in Accra’s largest market, where Faiza works as a porter or kaya girl, they strike up an unlikely and powerful friendship that transcends their social inequities and opens up new worlds to them both.

Set against a backdrop of class disparity in Ghana, The Kaya Girl has shades of The Kite Runner in its unlikely friendship, and of Slumdog Millionaire as Faiza’s life takes unlikely turns that propel her thrillingly forward. As, over the course of the novel, Abena awakens to the world outside her sheltered, privileged life, the novel explores a multitude of awakenings and the opportunities that lie beyond the breaking down of barriers. This is a gorgeously transporting work, offering vivid insight into two strikingly diverse young lives in Ghana.

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Author

Author Bio: Mamle Wolo

Author Bio: Mamle Wolo

Mamle Wolo is an award-winning Ghanaian-German author who studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Lancaster in the UK, and is an Honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa. She writes fiction, poetry, and screenplays and lives with her family in Accra, Ghana.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English