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.

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. Joan Jett age

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

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