Review; Faceless by Amma Darko

Considering I have my own world literature project in addition to participating in Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge, I ended up reading Faceless by Amma Darko, who happens to come from Ghana.

Description from Goodreads
Street life in the slums of Accra is realistically portrayed in this socially-commited, subtle novel about four educated women who are inspired by the plight of a 14-year old girl, Fofo. As the main characters convert their library center into a practical street initiative, the novel invokes the squalor, health risks, and vicious cycles of poverty and violence that drive children to the streets and women to prostitution; and, from which, ultimately, no one in the society is free.

My Thoughts on the Novel
Faceless is a thought provoking novel about gender, class and poverty in Ghana and acts as a social commentary on the status of women and children. Faceless is not a fluffy comfort read, but a book that should be read considering the issues it tackles.


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