Series Name

Woman of the Aeroplanes

Part of the African Writers Series

ISBN
9780435045722
Availability
Available
Publication Date
August 2011
Format
Book

Critically acclaimed Ghanaian author Kojo Laing’s second novel takes the reader on a fantastic journey filled with unforgettable characters and magical places.

Critically acclaimed Ghanaian author Kojo Laing’s second novel takes the reader on a fantastic journey filled with unforgettable characters and magical places.

Laing imaginatively manipulates the English language, stretching it so that it is able to reflect his unique worldview. This unforgettable story, arcing between the twin sister towns of Tukwan in Ghana and Levensvale in Scotland, challenges every conception of what fiction should or could be about. 

With an introduction by Ellah Allfrey…

Ellah Allfrey is the deputy editor of the literary magazine, Granta. She has distinguished herself as an advocate for innovative writing and was a judge for the 2010 Caine Prize.

Author:

Kojo Laing is renowned Ghanaian poet and novelist. His first two novels - Search Sweet Country and Woman of the Aeroplanes - were first published by William Heinemann in the 1980s. Acclaimed at the time by critics such as Robert Fraser and Adewale Maja-Pearce, the Heinemann African Writers Series’ republication of these seminal works comes at a time of renewed interest in Laing, who has been a major influence on a younger generation of writers. Other Laing titlespreviously published by the Series are the poetry collection Godhorse and the novel Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars.

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