Ama Ata Aidoo Biography

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(Christina) Ama Ata Aidoo (born 1942) explored the social conscience of her African peers through her writing, speaking, and teaching endeavors.

Ghanaian writer and educator, Ama Ata Aidoo delved the soul of African traditions through her literary works. As a novelist, poet, dramatist, critic, and lecturer, she voiced concerns over a variety of social and political issues at the forefront of Ghanaian society in the wake of a mid-20th century independence movement in her country. She uttered repeated concerns for the plight of womanhood in Ghanaian culture. She endowed the female characters in her literary works with strong wills and distinct personalities. Through her depictions of the traditional norms of society, she helped to expose the exploitation and disenfranchisement of women, not only from their careers but from the essence of their own identities.

Ama Ata Aidoo was born Christina Ama Aidoo on March 23, 1942. She was the...

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