Confronted with the difficulty of finding love and companionship on acceptable terms, Esi meets Ali and falls in love, but she must decide if she is willing to make the changes necessary for a relationship. This is a story about Esi, an independent woman who leaves her husband, Oko, because he intrudes on her time and personal space.
Ama Ata Aidoo has distinguished herself as a writer and as a consultant on education and gender issues. She graduated from the University of Ghana and has taught at many universities worldwide, including Stanford in the USA. She was the first woman Minister of Education in Ghana serving in the 1980s, and is the Executive Director of Mbaasem, a foundation to support African women writers and their work. She has written dramas, short stories, novels, poetry and children's books too numerous to list, and her many awards include the Nelson Mandela Prize for Poetry in 1987 and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa in 1992.