Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo

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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

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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