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Title:Essays in honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70: a reader in African cultural studies
Editors:Aidoo, Ama AtaISNI
Adams, Anne V.ISNI
Year:2012
Pages:530
Language:English
City:Banbury
Publisher:Ayebia
ISBN:0956930700; 9780956930705
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:women writers
literature
literary criticism
festschrifts (form)
author bibliographies (form)
About person:Christina Ama Ata Aidoo (1942-)ISNI
Abstract:This volume in honour of Ghanaian writer Ama Ada Aitoo approaches Aidoo's work from a cultural studies approach to literature. The literary-criticism core of the book is complemented by papers on such issues as African orature, new media, popular culture texts, African identity, race construction and gendered image. The heading for each of the five sections is an epigraph from Aidoo's work. The collection draws on different sources, though the majority of the essays were specifically written for the festschrift. The volume includes a bibliography of writing by and on Ama Ata Aidoo by James Gibbs, as well as a chronology of the first seventy years of Aidoo's life by Kinna Likimani. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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