Ama Ata Aidoo Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Adelugba, Dapo. “Language and Drama: Ama Ata Aidoo.” In African Literature Today: Drama in Africa, edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones, pp. 72-84. London and New York: Heinemann/Africana Publishing Company, 1976.

Adelugba provides an overview of Aidoo's two major dramatic works, Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa.

Aidoo, Ama Ata, and Mary Mackay. “Ama Ata Aidoo.” Belles Lettres 9, no. 1 (fall 1993): 32-5.

Aidoo discusses her past, her literary influences, and her body of work.

Berrian, Brenda F. “African Women as Seen in the Works of Flora Nwapa and Ama Ata Aidoo.” CLA Journal 25, no. 3 (March 1982): 331-39.

Berrian explores the plight of African women as portrayed through the works of Flora Nwapa and Aidoo's No Sweetness Here.

Elder, Arlene. “Ama Ata Aidoo and the Oral Tradition: A Paradox of Form and Substance.” In Women in African Literature Today, edited by Eldred Durosimi Jones, Eustace Palmer, and Marjorie Jones, pp. 109-18. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1987.

Elder examines the influence of the African oral tradition on Aidoo's work.

Additional coverage of Aidoo's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: African Writers; Black Literature Criticism Supplement; Black Writers, Ed. 1; Concise Dictionary of World Literary Biography, Vol. 3; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 101; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 62; Contemporary Dramatists, Ed. 5; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Contemporary Women Dramatists; Contemporary Women Poets; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 117; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; Feminist Writers; Literature of Developing Nations for Students, Vols. 1, 2; Literature Resource Center; and World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 2.