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Ama Ata Aidoo

1942 - 2023

The ASA Women’s Caucus celebrates the life and work of Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, our beloved sister, mother, and aunty. Prof. Aidoo was a feminist and anti-colonialist who advocated for African women, for African literature, and for free education and literacy in Ghana. 

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About Us

The African Studies Women’s Caucus was established in 1970

  • to promote the study of women and gender within the various disciplines of African studies

  • to promote the greater inclusion of African women in scholarship and in the ASA

  • to ensure an active and representative role for women within the ASA at all levels of leadership and engagement, and

  • to develop scholarly and activist links with women in Africa

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