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    Amma Darko  
    Der verkaufte Traum (Beyond the Horizon)

Mara wächst in einem ghanaischen Dorf auf und träumt vom Leben in der Hauptstadt Accra. Sie heiratet Akobi, der sie dorthin bringt. Mara erfährt, dass Akobi nicht der Mann von Welt ist, der er vorgibt zu sein. Sie hat es sehr schwer in Accra.

Akobi plant eine Reise nach Deutschland und Mara unterstützt ihn, weil sie hofft, dass er sie nachholen werde. Erst lange Zeit später erhält sie wirklich eine Einladung nach Deutschland. Nach und nach begreift sie, dass Akobi mit der Deutschen Gitte liiert ist, der Mara als Akobis Schwester vorgestellt wird. Nach anfänglichem Widerstand spielt Mara das Spiel mit.

Schließlich zwingt Akobi seine Frau zur Prostitution, denn er braucht Geld für seine anspruchsvolle Geliebte  Comfort.

 

 
   

Sekundärliteratur und Links

Abeka, Philomena; Marfo, Charles; Bonku, Lucy: An Angle of Seeing: Pornography and Profanity as Pharmakon in Darko’s Beyond the Horizon and The Housemaid, in: Advances in Language and Literary Studies, Vol. 5 No. 2; April 2014.

http://www.academia.edu/6777479/An_Angle_of_Seeing_Pornography_and_Profanity
_as_Pharmakon_in_Darko_s_Beyond_the_Horizon_and_The_Housemaid

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Adjei, Mawuli, Male-bashing and narrative subjectivity in Amma Darko’s first three novels In SKASE Journal of Literary Studies [online]. 2009, vol. 1, no. 1 [cit. 2009-06-23].

http://www.skase.sk/Volumes/JLS01/pdf_doc/04.pdf (full text)

Afful, B.A., Thematic analysis of gender stratification in Amma Darko’s ‘Beyond the Horizon’, Paper, University of Cape Coast.

Agbajoh-Laoye, G.: Beyond the Horizon: African Immigration, Trans-Cultural Patterns and Conflicting Liberation in Emecheta’s ‘Second-Class Citizen’ and Amma Darko’s ‘Beyond the Horizon’. Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the African Studies Association, November 11-14, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University, African Studies Association (ASA). 2004.

Barberan Reinares, M. Laura: Sex Trafficking and the Legal System in Destination Countries in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon and Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail, in: Barberan Reinares, M. Laura: Commodified Anatomies: Disposable Women in Postcolonial Narratives of Sexual Trafficking/ Abduction, Georgia 2012 (Dissertation), pp. 109-150.

http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1089&context=english_diss

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Laura E. Chasen, The Geography of Form - Bodies, Space and Capitalist Desire in Amma

Darko’s Beyond the Horizon, in: Laura E. Chasen, Dislocated Subjects: Transnational Forced Prostitution, African Female Bodies and Corporeal Resistance, Washington 2010 (Master Thesis), pp. 9-25.

https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/bitstream/handle/10822/552992/chasenLaura.pdf?sequence=1

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Gbaguidi, Célestin : African Illegal Immigrants’ Disillusionment in Europe: a Study of Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon, in: Revue du CAMES / Lettres, Langues et linguistique, No. 2, Nov. 2014, pp. 36-48.

http://publication.lecames.org/index.php/lit/article/view/303  (full text)

Gbanou, Sélom Komlan: Un rêve (f)utile de l’Europe : le cercle des utopies dans Der verkaufte Traum de Amma Darko, in: Papa Samba Diop & Florence Paravy (Hrg.), Littératures africaines littératures francophones et utopies, Paris, Action – Université Paris XII Val de Marnes, 2006, S. 235-255. 

Higgins, MaryEllen (Ellie): Transnational, Transcultural Feminisms? Amma Darko's Response in "Beyond the Horizon", in: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Fall, 2006), pp. 307-322.

http://www.jstor.org/stable/20455284?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Jonet, M. Catherine: She doesn’t know the truth about me: [T]he shaping presence of the closet in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon”. Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film. Eds. Ada Azodo and Maureen Eke. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2007, pp. 199-211.

Leitmeir, Petra,  “Amma Darko – Interkulturelle Literatur in Deutschland ?”, 2007

Marfo, Charles; Abeka Yeboah, Philomena; Bonku, Lucy: Exploiting the Exploiter: Some Violations of Society’s Expectations in Beyond the Horizon and The Housemaid, in: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies – Vol 21(1), pp. 35 – 46.

http://ejournals.ukm.my/3l/article/view/7884

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Streete, Shanique, African Studies, UCLA, Learning How to Pray: Images of Violence Against Women in the Novels of Amma Darko

Umezurike, Uchechukwu Peter : Objectification in Amma Darko’s Beyond The Horizon, in: The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.8, no.2, July 2015, p. 290-301.

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/laligens/article/view/119157

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Umezurike, Uchechukwu Peter : Resistance in Amma Darko’s Beyond The Horizon and Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street, in: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies (LALIGENS), Ethiopia, Vol. 4 (2), Serial No 10, May, 2015, pp. 152-163

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/laligens/article/view/119157

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https://literafrica.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/mas-alla-del-horizonte-amma-darko/

http://kinnareads.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/beyond-the-horizon-amma-darko/

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category.php/books/24473

About the documentary:

http://www.maschkefilm.de/project/roaming-around-2/