Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo


Author Profession: Ghanaian Author
Born: March 23, 1942
Age: 74 years old
Birth Sign: Aries


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

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.

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.

Because I am an African, I am a Ghanaian.

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.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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