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Topic: Authors: AMA ATA AIDOO


Ama Ata Aidoo at Africa Writes 2014 by RAS News & Events, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), via flickr.

Also known as: Christina Ama Aidoo
Nationality: Ghanaian
Dates: 1942-

Literary Periods: 

  • Postwar Period, 1945-1999
  • Twentieth Century, 1900-1999
  • Twenty-First Century, 2000-

Literary Movements:

  • Feminist Writers, 1900-
  • Postcolonialism, 20th Century

"I believe that although the human imagination is boundless, it can only ride on the realities of our individual lives.

We dream out of who we are and something of our tangible lives is bound to be part of our writing..."

An interview with Ama Ata Aidoo
Massachusetts Review 36.1 (1995). 

In this interview, originally conducted on January 29, 1992, Aidoo discusses her feminist perspective, African nationalism, and the portrayal of African immigrants in her work.



Power Women Ghana Mathias Hagstrøm,  (CC BY 2.0), via flickr


Scribner Writers Series  [Database]
Essay on the life and works of Ama Ata Aidoo, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies  

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  Books, essays, and journal articles indexed in MLA International Bibliography  [Database]

MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative Aidoo scholarship published in books and academic journals. MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers and the Colby College Libraries catalog.  If you discover books or articles through MLA that are not available at Colby or through our lending partners, please request these items using your ILLiad Account.

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