Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70

A Reader in African Cultural Studies

Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Editor :
Anne V. Adams
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780956930705
Pages : 544
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This erudite collection of writings from leading lights in the African literary community pays tribute to Ama Ata Aidoo through a broad spectrum of articles and personal memoirs from scholars of different generations and from other literary artists. The book conveys the full parameters of Aidoo’s place as a literary innovator and exponent of radical, social and cultural thought in Africa and internationally; especially on issues of African self-consciousness and gender equality. This important book is a celebration of Aidoo and her continuing commitment to elevate African writing on the world stage. She is one of Africa’s most courageous writers in her belief in Africans telling their own stories in a globalized world that often tends to marginalize the continent.

About The Author

Anne V. Adams is Professor Emerita in Africana Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She served for five years as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture in Accra, Ghana. A former President of the African Literature Association (ALA), her research and publications focus on gender in African Diaspora Literatures and include (co-ed) Ngambika and Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo At 70: A Reader in Cultural Studies.

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