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.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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