Towards a 'Theatre of Impossible Forgiveness': Ama Ata Aidoo and the Dilemma of Slavery

Published: May 1, 2008
reading cultural critique Ama Ata Aidoo Dilemma of a Ghost slavery studies postcolonial theatre postcolonial politics
Georgia Axiotou

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Georgia Axiotou, University of Edinburgh

Georgia Axiotou is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where she works as a teaching assistant of English literature. Her thesis focuses on the legacies of slavery in contemporary West-African literature, and her research interests lie mainly in the fields of post-colonial theory and literatures, politics of memory and forgetting, and literary representations of gender, violence, and resistance. She has presented her work at a number of conferences and has a forthcoming publication to an anthology tentatively entitled (M)othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the Maternal Body.

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