The Power of Girl-Child in Ama Atta Aiddo’s Stories

”The good child who willingly goes on errands eats the food of peace” Ama Ata Aidoo, ”The Late Bud”

”The child that will not do anything is better than sheep” Ama Ata Aidoo, ”The Late Bud”

”[C]ontri chief be President, all Africa chief no be President: e be King. So as for this woman, e be She-King.” Ama Ata Aidoo, ”She-Who-Would-Be- King”


Read the verses up there again, and this time around very slowly with care…..

In as much as you sense the humour and the flawless use of language and wisdom by Auntie Ama, we are reminded of the power and unexplained power and presence that the girl-child and eventually women bring to our companies, groups and communities they care about.

If your run an initiative, a project, a company do not under-estimate the power of the woman/women on your team. They could be the game-changers!


Written by: Benjamin Yaw Manu


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