WorldCat Identities

Aidoo, Ama Ata 1942-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 9,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Short stories  Drama  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  War fiction  Essays  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR9379.9.A35, 823
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Ama Ata Aidoo
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Ama Ata Aidoo
Changes : a love story by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book portrays the conflicts between professional women whose lives have changed drastically and men whose lives and cultural assumptions remain unchanged. Married and with a daughter as the novel opens, Esi chooses divorce and a life focused on work. When she falls in love with an attractive man, married, wealthy, and able to arrange a polygamous marriage, the modern woman finds herself facing a new set of problems
African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
No sweetness here by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

47 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Sister Killjoy : or, Reflections from a black-eyed squint by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, the author explores the thoughts and experiences of a Ghanaian girl on her travels through Europe. It offers a running commentary on Sissie's feelings of alienation, her reflections on European culture and "civilization" and her return to the warmth of home in Africa
After the ceremonies : new and selected poems by Ama Ata Aidoo( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ama Ata Aidoo is one of the best-known African writers today. Spanning three decades of work, the poems in this collection address themes of colonialism, independence, motherhood, and gender in intimate, personal ways alongside commentary on broader social issues. After the Ceremonies is arranged in three parts: new and uncollected poems, some of which Aidoo calls "misplaced or downright lost"; selections from Aidoo's An Angry Letter in January and Other Poems; and selections from Someone Talking to Sometime. Although Aidoo is best known for her novels Changes: A Love Story and Our Sister Killjoy, which are widely read in women's literature courses, and her plays The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa, which are read and performed all over the world, her prowess as a poet shines in this collection"--
The dilemma of a ghost by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What kind of wife has Ato brought home from America? Eulalie smokes, drinks, takes care not to get pregnant. Can the gulf between her and her new family ever be bridged? Ama Ata Aidoo's play focuses on the problems of a modern marriage that flies in the face of tradition."
No sweetness here and other stories by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ama Ata Aidoo is a native of Ghana, Wet Africa, where she has been Minister of Education and an activist for human rights, women's rights, and African unity. One of Africa's most distinguished writers, she is the author of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and political and cultural commentary
Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism
Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dilemma of a ghost ; Anowa : two plays by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernized culture and the social traditions of Africa
The girl who can : and other stories by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
African love stories : an anthology by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African love stories? Is that not some kind of anomaly? This radical collection of short stories, most published in this edition for the first time, aims to debunk the myth about African women as impoverished helpless victims. With origins that span the continent, it combines budding writers with award-winning authors; the result is a melting pot of narratives from intriguing and informed perspectives." "These twenty odd tales deal with challenging themes and represent some of the most complex of love stories. Many are at once heart breaking yet heart warming and even courageous. In Badoe's The Rival, we encounter a 14-year-old girl who is determined to capture her uncle's heart. His wife, she decided, would just have to go. Mr Mensah the uncle is all of sixty years old." "Crafted a stellar cast of authors that includes El Saadawi, Ogundipe, Magona, Tadjo, Krog, Aboulela, Adichie, Oyeyemi, wa Goro, Atta, Manyika and Baingana, there is hardly any aspect of women's love life left untouched. From labour pains to burials, teenagers to octogenarians, and not to mention race-fraught and same-sex relationships, the human heart is all out there: beleaguered and bleeding, or bold, and occasionally triumphant." --Book Jacket
Between the lines : international short stories of war by Pauletta Otis( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diplomatic pounds & other stories by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angry letter in January and other poems by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70 : a reader in African cultural studies( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone talking to sometime by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle and the chickens and other stories by Ama Ata Aidoo( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, Black African writers and playwrights, 1962-1968"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.08 for Between th ... to 0.86 for "About Lov ...)

African short stories
Covers
African short storiesNo sweetness hereOur Sister Killjoy : or, Reflections from a black-eyed squintNo sweetness here and other storiesModern African drama : backgrounds and criticismAnowaThe dilemma of a ghost ; Anowa : two playsThe girl who can : and other stories
Alternative Names
Aidoo, A.A.

Aidoo, Christina Ama

Aidoo, Christina Ama 1942-

Aidoo, Christina Ama Ata.

Aidoo Christina Ama Ata 1942-....

Aidoo, Christine Ama Ata 1942-

Ama Ata Aidoo dichteres uit Ghana

Ama Ata Aidoo ghanaische Schriftstellerin und Politikerin

Ama Ata Aidoo ghanesisk poet

Ama Ata Aidoo ghańska pisarka i poetka

Ata Aidoo, Ama

Ata Aidoo, Ama 1942-

Айду, Кристина Ама Ата

Крістіна Ата Айдо

اما اتا ايدو

അമ അട്ട ഐഡു

አማ አታ አዪዶ

アマ・アタ・アイドゥ

Languages