The Resource Aluta, Adwoa Badoe

Aluta, Adwoa Badoe

Label
Aluta
Title
Aluta
Statement of responsibility
Adwoa Badoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For eighteen-year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she’d ever dreamed — a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas, and in 1981 Ghana, this may be the most exciting – and most dangerous — adventure of all. At first Charlotte basks in her wonderful new freedom, especially being out of the watchful eye of her controlling and opinionated father. She suddenly finds herself with no shortage of male attention, including her charismatic political science professor, fellow student activist Banahene, and Asare, a wealthy oil broker who invites Charlotte to travel with him and showers her with expensive gifts, including a coveted passport. But Ghana is fraught with a history of conflict. And in the middle of her freshman year, the government is overthrown, and three judges are abducted and murdered. As political forces try to mobilize students to advance their own agendas, Charlotte is drawn into the world of student politics. She’s good at it, she’s impassioned, and she’s in love with Banahene. “The struggle continues! Aluta! Aluta continua!” she shouts, rallying the crowd with the slogan of the oppressed. But her love of the spotlight puts her in the public eye. And when Asare entrusts her with a mysterious package of documents, she suddenly realizes she may be in real danger. But it’s too late. As she is on her way to a meeting, Charlotte is picked up by national security, and her worst nightmares come true. And in the end, she must make a difficult and complicated decision about whether to leave her education, and her beloved Ghana, behind. A heartfelt story told with uncompromising honesty, about what happens when youthful idealism meets the harsh realities of power
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Badoe, Adwoa
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B138615
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Student movements
  • Ghana
  • Student movements
  • Ghana
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Aluta, Adwoa Badoe
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932844330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781554988181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
82E29C86-42DD-4B96-A645-CB8FB5C3CE2B
System control number
(OCoLC)932844330
Label
Aluta, Adwoa Badoe
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932844330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781554988181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
82E29C86-42DD-4B96-A645-CB8FB5C3CE2B
System control number
(OCoLC)932844330

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