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HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, author of such books as The Dilemma of a Ghost and Changes, about the western perception of African women.

HARDtalk speaks to the acclaimed Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, who has arguably done more than any other writer to depict and celebrate the condition of women in Africa, in books such as The Dilemma of a Ghost and Changes. She is opposed to what she has described as a 'western perception that the African female is a downtrodden wretch'. But with girls abducted in Nigeria, polygamy re-introduced in Kenya, child marriages and the prevalence of gender-based violence, how much is there to celebrate about being female in Africa?

First shown: 4.30am 21 Jul 2014
Available for 10 months Duration 30 mins

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