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  1. Laura Laura says:

    What can I say about this book It is not suspenseful, in that the opening of the book begins with Charlette s capture The rest of the book is the story behind the military capturing her and why There has been a fourth coup d eta, and Ghana has a new leader, and Charlette is at University.So, if you want to read about a young woman and how she fairs in this time, well, I wish there were other fictional books told about Ghana, but this is the first one I have read And you do learn about how li What can I say about this book It is not suspenseful, in that the opening of the book begins with Charlette s capture The rest of the book is the story behind the military capturing her and why There has been a fourth coup d eta, and Ghana has a new leader, and Charlette is at University.So, if you want to read about a young woman and how she fairs in this time, well, I wish there were other fictional books told about Ghana, but this is the first one I have read And you do learn about how life in Ghana was is.But, as a story goes, there is not a heck of a lot there There are good guys, there are bad guys There is love But, and here I shrug my shoulders, there isn t much there there, as Gertrude Stein said about Oakland.To start with her capture, and then work back, takes out all the tension Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review


  2. Abena Maryann Abena Maryann says:

    Summary Charlotte Adom just gained admission to the University of Science and Technology currently The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and life at the university is better than she dreamed of She meets Mary her sophisticated roommate Mary introduces her to nightlife in Kumasi parties, clubs and boyfriends Charlotte actively joins student politics in school and finds herself in trouble during the 1981 Coup d etat period in Ghana.Review Aluta was a very easy, relatabl Summary Charlotte Adom just gained admission to the University of Science and Technology currently The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and life at the university is better than she dreamed of She meets Mary her sophisticated roommate Mary introduces her to nightlife in Kumasi parties, clubs and boyfriends Charlotte actively joins student politics in school and finds herself in trouble during the 1981 Coup d etat period in Ghana.Review Aluta was a very easy, relatable and insightful read for me Though I did not grow up during the time of the coup d etat in the country, I grew up listening to stories from my parents This book was an eye opener in the sense that it transported me to the era of coup d etat and how people lived through it.I like that the book delved into student activism in Ghana s politics Large protest marches called Alutas organized by various Student Representative Councils SRCs bought about the change that Ghanaians desired Democracy I love a good history lesson in a storytelling form this book nailed it right on the head.The book explored prominent issues around education, governance, women leadership roles, student s activism in Ghana s politics, rape, parenting, love and friendship among others Adwoa Badoe was real, honest and simple The story took some time to fully capture my attention but after a few chapters, I was stuck on the pages like crazy.I did not like how the story ended I will try not to give you spoilers It could have been better maybe a bit of love and good news in the endAdwoa Badoe spiced up the story with Ghanaian words like Adinkrahene, Awo shia, D me a bra, Kalabule etc The book felt like home.Note Please don t read this book if you are hungry It felt like a cooking class on Ghanaian dishes


  3. Alycia Alycia says:

    Excellent book to introduce anyone to life in Ghana in the early 1980 s and the idea of regime government change.


  4. Rachael Hitt Rachael Hitt says:

    The majority of this book is really solid but the ending, or lack there of, is pretty disappointing.


  5. Teenreadsdotcom Teenreadsdotcom says:

    Charlotte is living her best life She is settling into university life and getting used to all its perks She has men lining up at her door, friends with whom she can talk the night away and, best of all, a father who is no longer able to watch every single thing she does But what happens when political situations that are completely out of her hand disrupt her life Charlotte has to choose between being active in the movement for justice or remaining the quiet girl her father would want her t Charlotte is living her best life She is settling into university life and getting used to all its perks She has men lining up at her door, friends with whom she can talk the night away and, best of all, a father who is no longer able to watch every single thing she does But what happens when political situations that are completely out of her hand disrupt her life Charlotte has to choose between being active in the movement for justice or remaining the quiet girl her father would want her to beReading this book felt a little like being on a see saw I started off feeling like I was the one on top, then there was a slow buildup to the main action of the story I felt connected to Charlotte during this part Charlotte is quite a relatable character She is bold and beautiful timid at first, but not afraid to speak her mind when she has the chance However, I spent too long at the top on the see saw I kept anticipating the part where I would finally be able to experience the action of the story that was introduced in the blurb When was it coming The answer, at least for me, was a little too long into the book There was a long buildup to the story, which was great and allowed me to understand the characters, but the actual action took place in such a short amount of time that it felt like it didn t belong It took too long in getting set up that I was abruptly brought down with not a lot of explanation Romantic relationships and I have a long history That is to say, I have never been in one except in some truly wonderful dreams , and I don t see the point of them most of the time at least in books I have seen an increasing trend of authors simply putting in romantic relationships into novels for some unknown reason I wonder sometimes if it s because they feel that their characters are incomplete without the added depth a romantic relationship gives them The relationship between Banahene and Charlotte seemed to come out of nowhere There were only a hint of romantic feelings by Banahene and none by Charlotte that I could pick up on Everything the author wanted to accomplish by giving Charlotte a romantic relationship could have been portrayed by simply making their relationship a close friendship Perhaps it is the cynical part of me talking but I did not see how a romantic relationship really had a huge impact on the book as a whole Overall, I enjoyed the book for the rich culture and history of Ghana it portrayed I was able to start several conversations with my classmates all of whom are greatly interested in African history I had never read a novel quite like this it was a unique way to portray the journey to independence of a small nation.As a disclaimer and very important note to those planning to read ALUTA, the end of the book is extremely heartbreaking Everything is going so well for Charlotte, but then she becomes the victim of a brutal physical assualt and subsequent trauma, all of which happens in the last 50 pages This was a little like the see saw effect It all happened too quickly for me to comprehend everything Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and felt sympathy for Charlotte.Reviewed by Pranshu A., Teen Board Member


  6. Kate McCartney Kate McCartney says:

    I know nothing about Ghana or it s political history This was very interesting from that perspective.2017 Popsugar Challenge main character that is a different ethnicity than you


  7. August Bourré August Bourré says:

    Started slow but ended very strong Best cover of 2016.


  8. Matthew Marcus Matthew Marcus says:

    Aluta by Adwoa Badoe was a very interesting and different type of teen novel It is set in 1981 Ghana, with the main character Charlotte being a university student She is moving to the university from her house and is getting used to the big city life She has never experienced this before She meets many characters here, from her upper year and muchexperienced roommate, Mary, who dresses glamorously and is engaged to a rich man Plus, she meets her friends in the dorm, including Mary s o Aluta by Adwoa Badoe was a very interesting and different type of teen novel It is set in 1981 Ghana, with the main character Charlotte being a university student She is moving to the university from her house and is getting used to the big city life She has never experienced this before She meets many characters here, from her upper year and muchexperienced roommate, Mary, who dresses glamorously and is engaged to a rich man Plus, she meets her friends in the dorm, including Mary s outspoken cousin, Banahene and an older rich man, Asare who she is introduced to by Mary I feel that Mary was a very important part of Charlotte s life.Charlotte starts off the book very naive and shy but as the book goes on she is developed into a much stronger character Asare makes many grand gestures to Charlotte to show his admiration and she goes along with it at first However, this was the time of changing politics in Ghana It was almost like two different stories, before and after the change of government When the change started to happen her almost boyfriend Asare leaves her a package of money to guard over while he flees the country He also leaves her a note saying that he will wait for her I feel too for Asare because to the outsider looking in, it looks like Charlotte was leading him on when honestly she was just trying to find herself When the government forces her to work she falls in love with Banahene and his politics and she finds her self in the newspaper fighting for her rights, which is very shocking for her family who she was always shy and quiet with The newspaper article draws attention to her, and she is kidnapped and interrogated This is where the book originally started, with the cliffhanger, I will admit throughout the first half of the book, I thought how could this quiet girl get involved in these dangerous politics, however as the book went on her character evolved.The ending was really shocking and a complete twist of what I thought was going to happen The ending left me speechless I loved the use of different words, and the glossary in the back explaining what they meant This was a really unique book that I really enjoyed


  9. Bisi Adjapon Bisi Adjapon says:

    Having lived in Ghana through the revolution, I was excited to receive an ARC of Aluta, a young adult novel set in the political turmoil The story opens with Charlotte, a girl entering university for the first time, brimming with the usual freshman excitement and fears She has barely settled into college life when a military coup threatens her future and rages against the wealth of middle class parents As the revolution tears through the country, university students revolt At a time when col Having lived in Ghana through the revolution, I was excited to receive an ARC of Aluta, a young adult novel set in the political turmoil The story opens with Charlotte, a girl entering university for the first time, brimming with the usual freshman excitement and fears She has barely settled into college life when a military coup threatens her future and rages against the wealth of middle class parents As the revolution tears through the country, university students revolt At a time when college girls are supposed be demure, Charlotte joins the resistance dubbed Aluta She becomes a leading figure whose beauty is both a blessing and a curse as she juggles a charismatic boyfriend and a rich admirer who become mired in the danger.Charlotte is the kind of narrator I like courageous, charming and imperfect, inspiring both respect and hatred Adwoa Badoe s writing is refreshingly traditional, almost journalistic, straight to the point and devoid of purple prose One delves into the story with few distractions Badoe details the progression of the riots to an extent that hasn t been done before At the same time, she gives us glimpses into campus life at the University of Science and technology with its charm and quirks Of particular note is her extensive use of dialogue which I found an effective vehicle for moving the story Aluta doesn t disappoint, and the end is a tear jerker


  10. Tina Tina says:

    Aluta ist nicht das erste Buch von Adwoa Badoe, aber das erste ihrer Werke, dass auch auf deutsch erschienen ist Ich habe es zuf llig in der Bibliothek unter den Neuanschaffungen entdeckt und bin sehr froh, diese Autorin entdeckt zu haben Aluta erz hlt die Coming of Age Geschichte von Charlotte in Ghana rund um den Beginn des Milit rputsches von 1981, eine Zeit die man aus dem Geschichtsunterricht an deutschen Schulen nicht kennt Adwoa Badoe erz hlt auf eine Art und Weise, dass man fast g Aluta ist nicht das erste Buch von Adwoa Badoe, aber das erste ihrer Werke, dass auch auf deutsch erschienen ist Ich habe es zuf llig in der Bibliothek unter den Neuanschaffungen entdeckt und bin sehr froh, diese Autorin entdeckt zu haben Aluta erz hlt die Coming of Age Geschichte von Charlotte in Ghana rund um den Beginn des Milit rputsches von 1981, eine Zeit die man aus dem Geschichtsunterricht an deutschen Schulen nicht kennt Adwoa Badoe erz hlt auf eine Art und Weise, dass man fast glaubt, sie sei dabei gewesen Das Buch lebt nicht von Spannung, man wei nach den ersten drei Seiten wie es ausgeht Aber Charlottes Weg und die Entwicklung ihrer politischen Weltsicht sind aufregend genug, um das Buch in einem Rutsch zu lesen.Mich hat Aluta ein wenig an Nachts ist es leise in Teheran von Shida Bazyar erinnert Ich hoffe dass auch Between Sisters von Adwoa Badoe ins Deutsche bersetzt wird Diese Autorin ist es wert gelesen zu werden


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Aluta [PDF / Epub] ★ Aluta Author Adwoa Badoe – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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, Cha 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 inGhana, this may be the most exciting and most dangerous adventure of allAt 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 passportBut 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 dangerBut 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, behindA heartfelt story told with uncompromising honesty, about what happens when youthful idealism meets the harsh realities of powerA heartfelt story told with uncompromising honesty, about what happens when youthful idealism meets the harsh realities of power.