Reading from a Distance: Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy

  • Sara Chetin
Part of the Insights book series (ISI)


But how can I help being so serious? Eh, my Love, what positive is there to be, when I cannot give voice to my soul and still have her heard? Since so far, I have only been able to use a language that enslaved me, and therefore, the messengers of my mind always come shackled?1


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  1. 1.
    Ama Ata Aidoo, Our Sister Killjoy (Harlow, Essex: Longman Drumbeat, 1981) p. 112. All page references are to this edition.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Ama Ata Aidoo, ‘Ghana: To be a Woman’ in Sisterhood is Global, ed. Robin Morgan ( New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984 ) p. 262.Google Scholar

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  • Sara Chetin

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