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Brittle Paper's 100 Writers Celebrate Ama Ata Aidoo’s Life and Work

The passing of Ama Ata Aidoo on May 31, 2023 at the age of 81 left the African literary world at a loss as we mourned a woman with a vast literary contribution, as well as her activism and willingness to engage and debate. For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian. — Prof Ama Ata Aidoo Brittle Paper gathered the thoughts of 100 African writers, including myself, to pay tribute to one of our African literary greats. Africa’s writers and poets, duly revered by her people, should be elevated to the global stage for the world to hear/read and love. Prof Ama is one of those voices which has and will continue to ring out of our hearts and souls. We keep her voice alive. — Stephen Embleton  Read the 100 here .