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Making The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo: An Interview with Yaba Badoe

Minna Niemi, Yaba Badoe


The British-Ghanaian documentary filmmaker Yaba Badoe has recently finished her new film The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (2014), which focuses on the life and career of one of the most influential African women writers. Badoe’s films have received much international acclaim and won several prizes. Badoe’s versatile career also includes her work as a producer, fiction writer, and journalist. In this interview she discusses her fictional work, as well as her documentary films, including The Art of on Ama Ata Aidoo.


Ama Ata Aidoo, Yaba Badoe, Ghanaian literature, feminist writing, documentary film

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