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The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo Polylectics and Reading Against Neocolonialism by Vincent O. Odamtten

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo Polylectics and Reading Against Neocolonialism


The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo Polylectics and Reading Against Neocolonialism by Vincent O. Odamtten

Examines the works of African writer Ama Ata Aidoo, assessing the evolution of her concerns as an artist and an activist from a perspective the author terms polylectic criticism. While challenging Western reading habits, Odamtten's approach corrects earlier misreadings of Aidoo's works.

About the Author

Vincent O. Odamtten, a poet and critic from Ghana, is associate professor and director of the Africana Studies Program at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. He has written on African, Caribbean, and African-American literature and culture and has contributed chapters on Ama Ata Aidoo and Efua T. Sutherland to Bio-Bibliography on Fifty African and Caribbean Women Writers.

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Publication date

30th April 1994


Vincent O. Odamtten

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University Press of Florida


216 pages


Literary studies: from c 1900 -



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