Ama Ata Aidoo

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Ama Ata Aidoo
human
Bɔbeafemale Sesa mu
Country of citizenshipGhana Sesa mu
Name in native languageAma Ata Aidoo Sesa mu
Given nameAma Sesa mu
Family nameAidoo Sesa mu
Date of birth23 Ebɔw 1942 Sesa mu
Bea a wɔwoo noAbeadzi Kyiakor Sesa mu
Date of death31 Esusow Aketseaba 2023 Sesa mu
Bea a owuiNkran Kuropɔn Mantɔw Sesa mu
Manner of deathnatural causes Sesa mu
Cause of deathdisease Sesa mu
Native languageFante Sesa mu
Languages spoken, written or signedEnglish, Fante Sesa mu
Occupationpoet, novelist, playwright, politician Sesa mu
Field of workpoetry, drama, fiction literature Sesa mu
EmployerBrown University Sesa mu
Position heldMinister for Education Sesa mu
Educated atWesley Girls' High School, University of Ghana Sesa mu
Work locationZimbabwe Sesa mu
Work period (start)1964 Sesa mu
Member of political partyProvisional National Defence Council Sesa mu
Award receivedCommonwealth Writers' Prize Sesa mu
Personal pronounL484 Sesa mu

Ama Ata Aidoo (wɔwoo no Ebɔw 23, 1942-Esusuo Aketseaba 31, 2023) wɔ Saltpond a ɔwɔ Finimfin Mantɔw mu wɔ Ghana. Ngyinado bi nye  Megan Behrent, Brown University, na Africa Who's Who akasa ato hɔ dɛ wɔwoo no  31 Ebɔw 1940. Ɔwɔ nua banyin a ɔyɛ n'ata, Kwame Ata.

Abrabɔ ahyɛse[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Wɔ tsetsee no wɔ Fante adehye fie mu, Nana Yaw Fama ne ba basia, Ohenewa wɔ Abeadzi Kyiakor, na Maame Abasema. Onyinii wɔ aber a na  British neocolonialism ama no mu do wɔ ne man mu. Neocolonialist fo no kumm ne Nana banyin , Iyi na ɔtwee n'egya n'adwen sii do wɔ mfasodze a ɔwɔ nwomasua wɔdze ma mboframba na ebuasuafo a hɔn kurow no mu na abakɔsɛm na dwumadzi a ɔkɔɔ do dɛm aber no. Ono ma odzikan buei sukuu wɔ kurow no mu na Ɔhyɛɛ Aidoo nkuran ma ɔkɔɔ Wesley Girls' High School, ehɔ na odzi kan fa adwen dɛ ɔbɛyɛ ɔkyerɛfo.

Nwomasua[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Aidoo kɔɔ Wesley Girls' Senior High School wɔ Oguaa, fitsi 1961 kesi 1964. Ofi ntoado do skuul no, ɔkɔɔ  University of Ghana, Legon na onyaa abɔdzin krataa wɔ Bachelor of Arts wɔ English na ɔsan so kyerɛwee ne sene agodzi a odzi kan , The Dilemma of a Ghost, wɔ 1964. Longman dze sene no too gua wɔ afe a ɔtoa do no, na oye ma Aidoo bɛyɛɛ sene agodzi hyehyɛfo a odzi kan yɛ Afrikanyi basia a ɔyɛɛ sene nhyehyɛɛ edwuma.

Edwuma[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Woyii Ama dɛ Nwomasua Soafo wɔ  Provisional National Defence Council n'ase wɔ afe 1982. Ogyae edwuma no wɔ abosoom duawɔtwe18 ekyir, wɔ aber a ohun dɛ onntum mma obiara ne nsa nka nwomasua wɔ  Ghana tse dɛ ma ne dayɛsom tse no. Odzii akotsen dze kyerɛ akwan a Ebibiman mbasiafo tsena wɔ hɔn mantam mu. Ɔgye dzi dɛ  nationalism ho adwenkyerɛ ama ndɛ mpanyimfo  ahyehyɛ akodze a ɔkyerɛ dɛ ɔhyɛ nyimpa do. Osii African nyimdzefo a wɔse wɔ dɔ hɔn ɔman naaso wiadzee mu afefɛdze twe hɔn adwen atwetwe. Ɔwɔ gyedzi  wɔ hɔn a wɔ da hɔn ho edzi dɛ Ebibifo, na ɔhwɛ no wɔ mbasiafo hɔn kwan mu.Ɔyɛɛ edwuma wɔ United States, na ɔhyehyɛ kuw dwumadzi a ɔyɛ  creative writing wɔ Stanford University, California.Ɔsan so soom dɛ nhwehwɛmufo wɔ Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, na Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfo  wɔ English mu wɔ University of Cape Coast, na ɔyɛɛ edwuma dze kɔpem dɛ ɔbɛyɛɛ professor.

Ɔsan so dze mber dodow nara akyerɛ adze na w'atsena abrokyir wɔ abosoom bi mu wɔ aber bi. W'atsena United States, Britain, Germany na Zimbabwe Wɔ Luuondon wɔ 1986, ɔno na ɔdze Walter Rodney Visions of Africa lecture  a Bogle-L'Ouverture publishing house boa ma odzii mu no too gua. Aidoo kyerɛɛ adze ahorow nwoma a ɔwɔ brofo mu wɔ Hamilton College a ɔwɔ Clinton New York, 1990 na finimfin n'ahyɛse . Dɛm aber yi ɔyɛ Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfo panyin a ɔsoom Africana Studies Department wɔ Brown University kɔ kyerɛ adze.

Aidoo na ɔyɛ panyin a ɔhyehyɛ Etisalat Prize ma Literature (alongside Dele Olojede, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Margaret Busby, Sarah Ladipo Manyika na Zakes Mda), a wɔyɛɛ no wɔ 2013 dɛ gyinabea ma Africa akyerɛwfo wɔ hɔn mbuukuu edwuma  ho. Onyaa Fulbright Scholarship abasobɔdze wɔ 1988 na Mbari press short story prize.

Sinyi[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Ɔno na ɔda 2014 documentary sinyi no do, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, na Yaba Badoe na ɔyɛe.

Akyerɛw edwuma[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Aidoo ne sene bi nye The Dilemma of a Ghost, a wɔyɛɛ no wɔ Legon wɔ 1964 (wodzii kan dze too gua wɔ afe 1965) na Pittsburgh wɔ afe 1988, na Anowa, wɔdze too gua wɔ afe 1971 na wɔyɛɛ ho nhyehyɛɛ wɔ London wɔ 1991. Ne ndwuma wɔ akyerɛwsɛm ho ne tsitsir fa nsɛmsɛm a ogyina Abrofo na Ebibifo hɔn ntsɛmu wɔ wiadze. N'akyerɛw edwuma a odzi kan , Our Sister Killjoy, no wɔdze too gua wɔ 1977 na ogu do yɛ n'edwuma a w'agye dzin yie paa. Wonyim no wɔ akwan a onnye  sexuality wɔ Africa adwenkyerɛ binom nnyɛ adwen na ne tsitsir yɛ LGBT wɔ Africa. Na mbom adwenkyerɛ kor a obiara nyim nye dɛ banyin na banyin awar anaa basia na basia hɔn awar yɛ nhyehyɛɛ Fofor bi a Africa nngye nndzi, na Abrɔfo hɔn nhyehyɛɛ nhyɛdo a wɔdze rehyɛ ahotsew, heterosexual "African" amambra, Aidoo gyina dze kyerɛ Killjoy ne su  dɛ ɔdze no ho hyɛ mbasiafo a hɔn enyiwa gye mbasiafo hɔn ho, na onyaa mbasiafo a hɔn enyiwa gye mbasiafo ho nyaa nkitahodzi.Aidoo ne seneyɛfo a wodzi akotsen yɛ mbasiafo a wɔmmpɛ akwan a wɔdze mbasiafo dzi dwuma wɔ hɔn mber mu, tse dɛ ma ɔwɔ ne sini Anowa mu. N'akyerɛw edwuma  Changes  Abadobɔdze wɔ 1992 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa). Ɔsan so yɛ poet a ɔagye dzin yie— ne akyerɛ edwuma  Someone Talking to Sometime nyaa  Nelson Mandela Prize ma Poetry wɔ 1987—na ɔakyerɛw mbofra hɔn mbuukuu beebiree.

Ɔboa ma akyerɛw edwuma  "To be a woman" dze kɔ1984 anthology Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology, a Robin Morgan na odzii ho dwuma. Ne awensɛm "Two Sisters" bɛ daa edzi wɔ 1992 anthology Daughters of Africa, a Margaret Busby na odzii ho dwuma.Wɔ 2000 ɔtsew edwumakuw  Mbaasem Foundation, a non-governmental organization a ɔwɔ Ghana a ne botae nye dɛ "wɔdze mboa na mpagya na ndzɛmba a ɔboa ma edwuma gyina yie ama African mbasiafo a wɔyɛ akyerɛ edwuma na hɔn nsano edwuma a wɔda no edzi", na onye ne ba basia Kinna Likimani na onye ne yɛ edwuma na nyimpa kuw a wɔhwɛ edwuma no do.

Aidoo na ɔyɛɛ  2006 anthology African Love Stories ho edwuma .Wɔ 2012, odzi Diplomatic Pounds & Other Stories a ɔyɛ akenkan nsɛm ntsiantsia a wɔakeka abɔmu a ɔyɛ akyerɛ nsɛw a akyerɛfo a w'agye dzin wɔ Ghana, Africa na African Diaspora.

Abadobɔdze  Na Abodzin[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Aidoo enya abadobɔdze beebiree a bi nye  1992 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa) wɔ n'akyerɛw edwuma  Changes.

Aidoo-Snyder book prize,  a ɔyɛ Abadobɔdze a  Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association dze maa no dɛ buukuu akyerɛw  edwuma sɔ enyi  dɛ basia a ɔdze woman Africa mbasiafo nsɛm a wɔkɔ mu si n'enyiwa do , wɔ too no dzin dze hyɛɛ  Ama Ata Aidoo na Margaret C. Snyder, a wɔhyeyɛɛ dɛm dwumadzi na wɔyɛ akwankyerɛfo wɔ  UNIFEM enyimnyam .Aidoo enya Abadobɔdze beebiree a bi nye  1992 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa) wɔ n'akyerɛ edwuma  '

Ndwuma a ɔda nsew[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

• The Dilemma of a Ghost (play), Accra: Longman, 1965. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

• Anowa (a play based on a Ghanaian legend), London: Longman, 1970. New York: Humanities Press, 1970.

• No Sweetness Here: A Collection of Short Stories, Longman, 1970.

• Our Sister Killjoy: or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint (novel), Longman, 1977.

• Someone Talking to Sometime (a poetry collection), Harare: College Press, 1986.

• The Eagle and the Chickens and Other Stories (for children), Tana Press, 1986.

• Birds and Other Poems, Harare: College Press, 1987.

• An Angry Letter in January (poems), Dangaroo Press, 1992.

• Changes: a Love Story (novel), The Women's Press, 1991.

• The Girl Who Can and Other Stories, Heinemann African Writers Series, 1997.

• Diplomatic Pounds & Other Stories, Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2012.

Dɛ Ɔkyerɛwfo[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

• African Love Stories: An Anthology, African Love Stories: An Anthology, Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2006.

Akenkan a odzi do[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

• Aditya Misra, "Death in Surprise: Gender and Power Dynamics in Ama Ata Aidoo's Anowa". Journal of Drama Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012, pp. 81–91.

• Anne V. Adams (ed.), Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70: A Reader in African Cultural Studies. Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2012.

• Ada Uzoamaka Azodo and G. Wilentz, Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo, Africa Research & Publications, 1999.

• Vincent O. Odamtten, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo: Polylectics and Reading Against Neocolonialism. University Press of Florida, 1994.

• Esther Pujolràs-Noguer, An African (Auto)biography. Ama Ata Aidoo's Literary Quest: Strangeness, nation and tradition, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

• Nafeesah Allen, "Negotiating with the Diaspora: an Interview with Ama Ata Aidoo", Scholar & Feminist Online, 2009.

• p. 17. ISBN 9780415306515. Retrieved 2022-07-05.

• ^ Ama Ata Aidoo biography, Heinemann/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

• ^ "Table of Contents: Sisterhood is global". Catalog.vsc.edu. Anchor Press/Doubleday. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

• ^ Ama Ata Aidoo, "Two Sisters", in Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992, pp. 532–542.

• ^ " Ghana international Book fair - Kinna Likimani", YouTube, 2010.

• ^ "Management and Board" Archived 25 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Mbaasem Foundation.

• ^ "Yaba Badoe's African Love Story, 'The Rival'", Buried in Print, 16 November 2011.

• ^ "Ama Ata Aidoo At 70 - New African Magazine". newafricanmagazine.com. March 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

• ^ "Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize By-Laws" Archived 2016-06-28 at the Wayback Machine, ASA Women's Caucus.

• ^ "AUCC Launches Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing", Modern Ghana, 15 March 2017.

• ^ "Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing opens in Accra, Ghana", James Murua Blog, 22 March 2017.

• ^ Kwamina Tandoh/Winifred Zuur, "Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing inaugurated", Ghana News Agency, 16 March 2017.

Owu[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

Aidoo wui wɔ Esusuow Aketseaba 31 2023, ber a na oedzi mfe eduowɔtwe kor(81). Dɛ mbrɛ n’ebusua kyerɛ no, owui asomdwee mu wɔ fie wɔ yarba kakra bi a ɔkɔɔ mu ekyir no.

Guado Nkitahodzi[sesa mu | sesa ekyirsɛm]

• Africa portal

• Full-text, searchable works from Black Drama database.

• "AIDOO, Ama Ata", International Who's Who, accessed 1 September 2006.

• "Ama Ata Aidoo – Her Story" on BBC World Service.

• "Interview with Ama Ata Aidoo". Video interview by Michael Walling, artistic director of Border Crossings theatre company.

• "Ama Ata Aidoo on feminism in Africa - BBC HARDtalk", interview with Zeinab Badawi, 22 July 2014. YouTube.

• Kundai Mugwanda-Nyamutenha, "Women's History Month profile: Ama Ata Aidoo", This Is Africa, 30 March 2015.

• Suzanne Kamata, "A Profile of Ama Ata Aidoo", Literary Mama, February 2016.