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Ama Ata Aidoo on feminism in Africa

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.

She talks to Zeinab Badawi about what it means to be a feminist in Africa and speaks about the importance of giving agency to African women.

She says feminism is different in different contexts but that a feminist is always somebody that ‘believes in the potential of women to get to the highest possible level of development’.

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