Ama Ata Aidoo is an iconic African woman writer who has inspired generations of black and other writers in Africa and internationally and this collection affirms why she is respected as one of the most important voices in African women’s writing.
Her latest collection brings together diverse themes that speak to the relationship between Africa and its Diasporas in terms of home and exile and a sense of belonging and alienation. The stories celebrate the intricacies of friendships and love and examine the complexities involved in African Diaspora connections engaging with a sense of anomie and fragmentation as a consequence of living across different cultures – Africa and the West. Aidoo reveals her interest in presenting common human frailties.
Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration. In 2000, she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers. Some other sources by Megan Behrent Brown University and Africa Who's Who 3rd edition stated that she was born on 31 March 1940.