: Adjapon (B.)

R 380.00
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341pp., paperback, New York, 2022


First published in Nigeria in 2018 as Of Women and Frogs.

A coming of age novel set in postcolonial Ghana in the late 1960s. Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of her patriarchal society, and the restrictions and unrealistic expectations that limit women.

“Bisi Adjapon writes with incredible vividness and clarity. Her similes and attention to all of the senses are really extraordinary.” Dave Eggers, author of The Monk of Mokha

“Melding blistering humor with razor-sharp insight, The Teller of Secrets heralds a marvel of a writer, one capable of deftly balancing questions of sexuality, politics, and feminism in a novel that is a pure joy to read.” Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

Bisi Adjapon’s writing has been featured in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Washington Times, Daily Graphic, and Chicken Bones. She founded and ran the Young Shakespeare company for four years in America, and as an International Affairs Specialist for the US Foreign Agricultural Service, won the Civil Rights Award for Human Relations. She lives in Ghana.