A plucky young girl in West Africa tells the story of her growing up in the novel Of Women and Frogs by Bisi Adjapon.
Esi lives a happy life in Lagos with her Ghanaian father, Nigerian mother and younger brother.
Over the years we follow Esi as she blossoms into a young woman.
Of Women and Frogs traverses the coming of age experiences of young African women and Esi’s feelings and frustrations are relatable.
In tracing Esi’s journey into adulthood Adjapon boldly explores the hard choices confronting African girls and covert topics such as unwanted pregnancies, back-alley abortions, masturbation and same sex relationships in boarding schools.