Maame (Large Print / Paperback)

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"A beautiful coming of age story about grief, ambition, and what it means to be loved, Maame tells the story of 25-year-old Maddie who has been the sole caretaker for her father who has Parkinson’s disease while her mother is in Ghana. But when her mom returns, she is able to move out and begin her own life, that is until tragedy strikes and she must learn to balance her family and traditions with the life she wishes to have.  Jessica George’s writing is poignantly specific and flows like a stream of consciousness; I really love the way it incorporates Maddie’s text messages and google searches along with her subconscious in the narration."

— Will

February 2023 Indie Next List


Maame is a deeply moving story about growing up, moving on, grief, and tradition. Jessica George has created a deeply funny and tragic protagonist, and perfectly conveys the challenges of a twenty-five-year-old navigating modern life.”
— Kyle Churman, Werner Books, Erie, PA

About the Author


Jessica George was born and raised in London to Ghanaian parents and studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield. After working at a literary agency and a theatre, she landed a job in the editorial department of Bloomsbury UK. Maame is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798885797009
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: March 13th, 2024
Pages: 567
Language: English