In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Boston, co-presented with the 2021 Boston Book Festival
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.