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Most of her books were first published in a German translation before they appeared in the English original. Some books were not published in English.

  • Darko, Amma [1991] (1995). Beyond the horizon (Der verkaufte Traum). Heinemann/Schmetterling-Verl.. ISBN 978-0435909901 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-0435909901'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>. OCLC 32140941.<span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=book&rft.btitle=Beyond+the+horizon+%28Der+verkaufte+Traum%29&rft.title=Beyond+the+horizon+%28Der+verkaufte+Traum%29&rft.aulast=Darko&rft.aufirst=Amma&rft.date=1995&rft.pub=Heinemann%2FSchmetterling-Verl.&rft.isbn=978-0435909901 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-0435909901'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/32140941"> </span>
    Amma Darko's first novel is influenced by her German impressions. She has observed the interaction between Germans and Ghanaian immigrants very well.
    The book is about a young woman, Mara, who follows her husband to Germany, not knowing that he has married a German in the meantime. Though the book deals with serious topics like illegitimate immigration, illegitimate marriage and prostitution, there is never any bitter morality in it.
  • Darko, Amma (1996). Spinnweben (Transl.:"Cobwebs"; no English version). Schmetterling-Verl.. ISBN 978-3926369178 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-3926369178'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>. OCLC 75680141.<span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=book&rft.btitle=Spinnweben+%28Transl.%3A%22Cobwebs%22%3B+no+English+version%29&rft.title=Spinnweben+%28Transl.%3A%22Cobwebs%22%3B+no+English+version%29&rft.aulast=Darko&rft.aufirst=Amma&rft.date=1996&rft.pub=Schmetterling-Verl.&rft.isbn=978-3926369178 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-3926369178'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/75680141"> </span>
    The second novel is a reflection about roots. There are dialogs between a Ghanaian living in German and the German friends around her.
  • Darko, Amma (2000). Verirrtes Herz (Transl.:"Stray heart"; no English version). Schmetterling-Verl.. ISBN 978-3896571199 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-3896571199'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>. OCLC 76169080.<span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=book&rft.btitle=Verirrtes+Herz+%28Transl.%3A%22Stray+heart%22%3B+no+English+version%29&rft.title=Verirrtes+Herz+%28Transl.%3A%22Stray+heart%22%3B+no+English+version%29&rft.aulast=Darko&rft.aufirst=Amma&rft.date=2000&rft.pub=Schmetterling-Verl.&rft.isbn=978-3896571199 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-3896571199'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/76169080"> </span>
    This is the first book which is completely set in Ghana. The young protagonist, Kesewa; is illiterate. She has to work hard for her parents and brothers and is not able to attend school regularly. In her adult life, she becomes distrustful and envious and causes a lot of trouble.
  • Darko, Amma (2003). Faceless (Die Gesichtslosen). Sub-Saharan Publishers/Schmetterling-Verl.. ISBN 978-9988550509 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-9988550509'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>. OCLC 53250489.<span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=book&rft.btitle=Faceless+%28Die+Gesichtslosen%29&rft.title=Faceless+%28Die+Gesichtslosen%29&rft.aulast=Darko&rft.aufirst=Amma&rft.date=2003&rft.pub=Sub-Saharan+Publishers%2FSchmetterling-Verl.&rft.isbn=978-9988550509 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-9988550509'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/53250489"> </span>
    This vivid novel is about a middle class woman coming into contact with street children. Those children are living in a part of Accra called “Sodom and Gomorrha”.

It is the first book that was published in Ghana.

  • Darko, Amma [2006] (2007). Not without Flowers (Das Lächeln der Nemesis). Sub-Saharan Publishers/Schmetterling-Verl.. ISBN 978-9988647131 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-9988647131'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>. OCLC 180230315.<span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=book&rft.btitle=Not+without+Flowers+%28Das+L%C3%A4cheln+der+Nemesis%29&rft.title=Not+without+Flowers+%28Das+L%C3%A4cheln+der+Nemesis%29&rft.aulast=Darko&rft.aufirst=Amma&rft.date=2007&rft.pub=Sub-Saharan+Publishers%2FSchmetterling-Verl.&rft.isbn=978-9988647131 <A href='www.pickitisbn:978-9988647131'><img style='border: 0px none' src='https://www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=findit' title='Titel anhand dieser ISBN in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen'/></A>&rft_id=info:oclcnum/180230315"> </span>
    Two stories of women with unfaithful husbands are interwoven. The suspenseful novel touches the subjects of polygamy, still legal in Ghana, and of so-called prophets and religious camps for mentally handicapped people.