Time by itself means nothing, no matter how fast it moves, unless we give it something to carry for us; something we value. Because it is such a precious vehicle, is time - Ama Ata Aidoo. #Aidoo@80
A new collection of short stories from eight African countries which was to have been launched in Accra on March 19, 2020, at the British Council is out.
Sponsored by Vidya Bookstore, "Between the Generations - An Anthology for Ama Ata Aidoo at 80" is dedicated to the distinguished writer and poet, Ama Ata Aidoo.
Some of her works include the award-winning novel, Changes, and the play, Dilemma of a Ghost, published 55 years ago.
Described by editor Ivor Agyeman-Duah as "International Affairs Through Fiction", the 230-page collection tackles wealth and inequality, immigration, sisterhood, love lost and regained and other contemporary issues of Africa and the world.
Opening with Aleppo by Ama Ata Aidoo, the anthology includes stories by eleven other contemporary African writers: Nigerian novelists, Sefi Atta, Ogochukwu Promise; South African novelist, Njabulo S. Ndebele; Senegalese novelist Boubacar Boris Diop, Ghanaian novelists, Ayesha Haruna Attah, Bisi Adjapon, Martin Egblewogbe, and Gheysika Adombire Agambila; Rwandan writer, Louise Umutoni and Cameroonian writer Ray Ndebi.
Happy 80th to Ama Ata Aidoo, our own celebrated poet, playwright and academic and arguably the greatest living African writer. We appreciate you, Prof. Congratulations. To another 80 years!
Book of The Month
Call For Short Stories
October 31st Deadline. Short stories set in the Ghana Savannah is requested. Creative writers are invited to submit to Larabanga: Stories from the Savannah, a forthcoming anthology of short literary works. The Editors welcome all styles and sub-genres including humor, quality flash fiction and stories with experimental narratives .
Conversation with Ama Ata Aidoo #AMAKASA
This event will gave attendees the opportunity to interact with this great woman and influencer of African women writers. Ama Ata Aidoo is from a Royal family from Fanti land. Her father was an advocate of Western education and sent her to Wesley Girls High school in 1961 to 1964.
Meet and Greet with Ayesha Harruna Attah author of The Hundred Wells of Salaga
Meet and Greet session with author Ayesha Harruna Attah at The Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing.
Adabraka Anthology Book Reading Seminar
Check out how the progam went on the 14th of September at the Jamestown Cafe.
Love Letters for BreakfastBook of the month for July. Love Letters for Breakfast by Serwaa Gyedu-Nuako.
Adabraka Anthology out in July
In February 2018, the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing made a month-long call for submissions of short stories for an anthology about the Accra region to be called Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World.
Discussions and topics raised about how this fictional African Utopia can be achieved in contemporary Africa.
Notable New Writers Series
Readings and discussions with AUCC students,book clubs & readers of N. Maria Kwami's Secrets of the Bending Grove.