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.
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