AWDF: Amplifying African Women's Voices

The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) supports writing masterclasses led by prominent African writers. The AWDF also conceptualised the African Women in Film Forum, which utilises the power of film to accelerate efforts towards gender equity and social justice. 

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The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) released The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, a documentary on the life and work of Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo. The film portrays her relationship with mentor Efua Sutherland, fellow writers Mariama Ba and Buchi Emecheta, and more. In the film, Aidoo's writing journey is documented through snippets of her life history. She reads excerpts from a diverse archive, including Dilemma of a Ghost (1965), Our Sister Killjoy (1977) and Changes: A Love Story (1991).

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  • The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo Documentary

    Publisher:
    Ake Arts & Book Festival | AWDF
    Publication Date:
    4 September 2014

    The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) released The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, a documentary on the life and work of Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo. ... see more »

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