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Ama Ata Aidoo - Quotes

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For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian. ---->>>

People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics. ---->>>

At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.

At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.

Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa's young people properly. ---->>>

Africa is not fulfilling people's hopes and aspirations. African leaders have not had an agenda that included governing Africa so that people would find their careers, their life, dreams and visions fulfilled here. ---->>>

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children. ---->>>

They had always told me that I wrote like a man. ---->>>

Because I am an African, I am a Ghanaian. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Ghanaian
Born: 03-23, 1942
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Occupation: Author
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Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942, Saltpond), is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was also a Minister of Education in Ghana under the Jerry Rawlings administration. She currently lives in Ghana, where in 2000 she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers (wikipedia)