Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Ada is not one, but many women: She revolves in orbits between Ghana and London before eventually landing in Berlin. But she is also all women—because these loops transport her from one century to the next. Consequently, she experiences the misery but also the joy of womanhood: she is a victim, she offers resistance, and she fights for her independence. With vivid language and infinite imagination, with empathy and humor, Sharon Dodua Otoo’s novel Ada's Realm paints an astonishing picture of what it means to be a woman. During this session hosted and sponsored by Goethe-Institut Boston in partnership with the BBF, translator Jon Cho-Polizzi will interview Otoo about her prize-winning fiction.