Maame
(Book)

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Published
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2023.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781250282521, 1250282527, 9781250287373, 1250287375
Physical Desc
312 pages ; 25 cm.
Status
Acton - Adult
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Published
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2023.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250282521, 1250282527, 9781250287373, 1250287375

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Description
""An utterly charming and deeply moving portrait of the joys--and the guilt--of trying to find your own way in life." --Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Meeting Maame feels like falling in love for the first time: warm, awkward, joyous, a little bit heartbreaking and, most of all, unforgettable." --Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi but in my case, it means woman. It's fair to say that Maddie's life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson's. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of always being the only Black person in every meeting. When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie leaps at the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she's ready to experience some important "firsts": She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils--and rewards--of putting her heart on the line. Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and poignancy: from familial duty and racism, to female pleasure, the complexity of love, and the life-saving power of friendship. Most important, it explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures-and it celebrates finally being able to find where you belong"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

George, J. (2023). Maame (First edition.). St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George, Jessica, 1994-. 2023. Maame. St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George, Jessica, 1994-. Maame St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

George, Jessica. Maame First edition., St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2023.

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