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They had always told me that I wrote like a man.
– Ama Ata Aidoo
At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.
Because I am an African, I am a Ghanaian.
Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa’s young people properly.
For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
Africa is not fulfilling people’s hopes and aspirations. African leaders have not had an agenda that included governing Africa so that people would find their careers, their life, dreams and visions fulfilled here.
It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics.