After the Ceremonies: New and Selected Poems (African Poetry by Ama Ata Aidoo,Helen Yitah

By Ama Ata Aidoo,Helen Yitah

Ama Ata Aidoo is among the best-known African writers at the present time. Spanning 3 a long time of labor, the poems during this assortment address themes of colonialism, independence, motherhood, and gender in intimate, own methods along statement on broader social issues. After the Ceremonies is prepared in 3 components: new and uncollected poems, a few of which Aidoo calls “misplaced or downright lost”; choices from Aidoo’s An indignant Letter in January and different Poems; and decisions from Someone chatting with Sometime.

even supposing Aidoo is better recognized for her novels Changes: A Love Story and Our Sister Killjoy, that are extensively learn in women’s literature classes, and her performs The hassle of a Ghost and Anowa, that are learn and played around the globe, her prowess as a poet shines during this collection.

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