Writers Project of Ghana

Writer for April - Ama Ata Aidoo


The Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute proudly present as guest writer for April, distinguished Ghanaian writer, academic and activist, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo.

Ama Ata Aidoo has had a long and distinguished writing career, with an output spanning drama, fiction, poetry, and essays. Her first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost, was published by Longman in 1965 and was followed by several books. Her works have won numerous awards, amongst the most prominent of which is the novel Changes, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa) in 1992. Her other books include No Sweetness Here: A collection of Short Stories (1970), Our Sister Killjoy (1977), The Girl Who Can and Other Stories (1997) and many more. She also authored the collections of poetry, Someone Talking to Sometime (1986) and An Angry Letter in January (1992). Her most recent work, Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories was published by Ayebia Clarke in 2012. In celebration of her life and work, in 2012 Ayebia Clarke published the 530-page volume, Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo At 70: A Reader in African Cultural Studies, edited by Anne V. Adams. No Sweetness Here: A collection of Short Stories was reprinted by IBSS in 2013.

Professor Ama Ata Aidoo has taught at several universities including the University of Ghana, Legon and Brown University, Rhode Island, where she is a Visiting Professor of African Studies and Creative Writing. She is also the Director of the Mbaasem Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the development of African women writers.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to interact with one of Ghana's foremost writers.

Date: Wednesday, 30th April 2014.
Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI ), Cantonments, Accra.
Admission is free.


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