Maame By Jessica George
- Narrated by: Heather Agyepong
- Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
- Release date: 01-31-23
Maame By Jessica George AudioBook Summary
A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick
“Somehow the patchwork elements cooperate with one another both on the page and in the audiobook, thanks to Heather Agyepong’s elegant narration.”—New York Times
“Sparkling.”—The New York Times
“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 of Our Missing Hearts
“Lively, funny, poignant . . . Prepare to fall in love with Maddie. I did!”—Bonnie Garmus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry
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 life on the line.