Ama Ata Aidoo





Ama Ata Aidoo


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in Saltpond, Ghana
March 23, 1940

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Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1940, Saltpond) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic, who is also a former Minister of Education in the Ghana government. She currently lives in Ghana, where in 2000 she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers.

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Average rating: 3.77 · 2,725 ratings · 199 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Changes: A Love Story

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Our Sister Killjoy

3.82 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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The Dilemma of a Ghost and ...

3.65 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 1987 — 4 editions
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No Sweetness Here and Other...

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3.74 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 1970 — 8 editions
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African Love Stories: An An...

3.89 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Girl Who Can (African W...

3.94 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Anowa

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Diplomatic Pounds & Other S...

3.83 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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An Angry Letter In January ...

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1992
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Two Sisters

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“Humans, not places, make memories.”
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“But what she also came to know was that someone somewhere would always see in any kind of difference, an excuse to be mean.”
Ama Ata Aidoo, Our Sister Killjoy

“Love? Love? Love is not safe, my lady silk, love is dangerous. It is deceitfully sweet like wine from a fresh palm tree at dawn. Love is fine for singing about and love songs are good to listen to, sometimes even to dance to. But when we need to count on human strength, and when we have to count pennies for food for our stomachs and clothes for our backs, love is nothing. Ah my lady, the last man any woman should think of marrying is the man she loves.”
Ama Ata Aidoo, Changes: A Love Story

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