AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of Ghana’s 'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo '

June 15, 2015, 3:36pm

AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of Ghana’s

 « The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo »

On Saturday, 27 June 2015, 19h00, AfricAvenir and Spoken Word Namibia invite to the screening of the Ghanaian documentary “The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo”, 2014, 78 min, directed Yaba Badoe.

Namibian Spoken Word artists will recite some of Ama Ata Aidoo’s work before the screening of the movie.


When: Saturday, 27 June 2015

Time: 19h00

Where: Goethe-Centre Windhoek, Fidel Castro Str. 1-4, Windhoek

Entrance: 30,- N$


The screening of “The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo” is made possible through financial support of the Finnish Embassy in Namibia.




The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, directed by Ghana's Yaba Badoe, exec. produced by Amina Mama, 2014, 78min, celebrates an acclaimed Pan-African feminist, poet, playwright and novelist and provides a fascinating insight into her life.

The film is an important resource for students and teachers of African literature, as well as lovers of African women’s writing everywhere.

By celebrating one woman’s contribution to Africa’s Renaissance The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo will inspire others to be equally courageous.

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. The film charts Ama Ata Aidoo’s creative journey in a life that spans 7 decades from colonial Ghana through the tumultuous era of independence to a more sober present day Africa where nurturing women’s creative talent remains as hard as ever.

Over the course of a year the film follows Aidoo as she returns home to her ancestral village in the Central Region of Ghana, launches her latest collection of short stories in Accra, and travels to the University of California, Santa Barbara to attend the premier of her seminal play about the slave trade, Anowa.

With contributions from Carole Boyce Davies, Nana Wilson- Tagoe and Vincent Odamtten, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo gives a fascinating insight into the life of a feminist poet and novelist and brings Aidoo’s writing to new audiences.