- A resounding feminist novel in the tradition of Virginia Woolf
- NBG review (Spring 2021) available!
- Sample translation by Jon Cho-Polizzi available
The long-awaited first novel from Ingeborg Bachmann Prize-winning author Sharon Dodua Otoo
Sharon Dodua Otoo’s courage and passion for narration and her curiosity for understanding the present day are breathtaking. Everything in her world hangs by a silken thread: threatening to fall at any moment, floating in wondrous suspense.
So, too, with Ada, the protagonist of Otoo’s first novel. 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. And so, 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.
“Sharon Dodua Otoo will leave a lucid trail of words across the German-language literary scene. Some may find this journey arduous, but it will do all of us immense good.”