Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1940, Saltpond) is a Ghanaian author, playwright and academic.
She grew up in a Fante royal household, the daughter of Nana Yaw Fama, chief of Abeadzi Kyiakor, and Maame Abasema. She was sent by her father to the Wesley Girls' High School in Cape Coast from 1961 to 1964. The headmistress of Wesley Girls bought her her first... more »
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''It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.''Ama Ata Aidoo (b. 1942), Ghanaian author. "The Message," Fragment from a Lost Diary and Other Stories, eds. Naomi Katz and Nancy Milton (1973).
From all around the Third World,
You hear the same story;
Asleep to all things at
Conscious only of
Riches, which they gather in a
Ama Ata Aidoo (b. 1942), Ghanaian scholar, poet. The Plum, Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, ed. Angela Carter (1986).