Maame By Jessica George

“Maame By Jessica George”: The writing in this debut novel is impressive. Although the beginning was slow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was the author’s first book. Despite waiting for things to pick up around 30%, once the story unfolded, I couldn’t stop reading. Highly Recommended 4.4/5.

Description of the Book:

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Book Synopsis:

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.

Book Quotes That We Like:

“How do you know if you’re genuinely happy or if you’re just mostly all right, with sprinkles of laughter and occasional shit storms of sadness?”

“We grow up fast. Not by force, but because we are needed.’
‘I think sometimes we’re needed for the wrong reasons.”

“I can’t comprehend living to work, but then I’m afraid of working just to live.”

“Everyone talks about the importance of standing out but never the benefits of fitting in.”

“A person’s troubles are not measured by the size of those troubles, but by how much they weigh on the individual carrying them.”

“It’s about what love is. Which is trust, commitment, empathy, and respect. It means really giving a shit about the other person.”

“One day we’ll be orphans; one day I’ll be faced with the question of: who am I without my parents?”

Jessica George, Maame

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