The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo (2014)
1h 18min · Documentary, Biography · 1 January 2014
The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa's foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent, among them the internationally acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie. The film follows Aidoo over the course of a year during which she travels home to her ancestral village int he Central Region of Ghana and is feted at a Festschrift organized by friends and colleagues at UC Santa Barbara. She attends the premiere of her seminal play about the local African experiences of the slave trade, Anowa, performed by UCSB's Theatre Department.
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