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"A Corner, With My Desk and My Pen": A Review of The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (2014), Yaba Badoe, Dir.

Charles Peterson


Early in Yaba Badoe's documentary, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, the titular subject, Ghanaian writer, Ama Ata Aidoo states, "Once I became aware of myself, it occurred to me that, I should add to the world's store of stories." Ostensibly Badoe's film reveals the workings of the mind that created classic plays and novels such as Anowa and No Sweetness Here. Arranged with the accouterment that documentaries on noted scholars and artists normally contain, the critics and scholars present their arguments on the merits of Aidoo's works.


Writer; Literature

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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