The Politics and Legacy of Ama Ata Aidoo

A panel discussion was held on the work of Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, who since the 1960s has written fiction, poetry, drama,… read more

A panel discussion was held on the work of Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, who since the 1960s has written fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature, essays, and political and cultural commentary. Her themes of have included slavery, the human and political rights of women and the dispossessed, the colonial impact, and the reconnections between Africa and its diaspora. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Elizabeth Nunez moderated.

“The Politics and Legacy of Ama Ata Aidoo” was the 4:30 p.m. EDT program of the 11th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Included in program ID 287796-1. close

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Jul 18, 2009

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