The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (Documentary Teaser)

Ama_Ata_Aidoo_artThe Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, is an upcoming hour long documentary by award-winning filmmaker Yaba Badoe, that aims to bring the work of Ghanaian novelist and poet Ama Ata Aidoo, to a new and younger audience.

With the recent successes of Chimamanda Adichie and NoViolet Bulawayo, the film charts the life of one of Africa’s most prominent feminists in the literary world. The film was produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Yaba Badoe.

Synopsis The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost women writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. This feature-length documentary charts Ama Ata Aidoo’s creative journey in a life that spans 7 decades from colonial Ghana, through the tumultuous era of independence, to a more sober present day Africa where nurturing women’s creative talent remains as hard as ever. To learn more, visit

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