“…In most situations where care and nurturing is needed, women are not only the last to be considered as worthy recipients, but they are actually expected to forget about themselves and take care of others” Ama Ata Aidoo
credit Nana Kofi Acquah
Mbaasem Foundation was founded in 2000 by the Ghanaian writer and poet Ama Ata Aidoo. Mbaasem is a registered non-governmental organization that supports and promotes women’s writing in Ghana and across Africa. It will achieve this primarily by addressing and combating the myriad of problems and challenges that Ghanaian and African women writers face and to help change the African literary landscape for women writers.
To strive for a society in which creative writing and other forms of artistic expression are regarded as vital to the growth of a dynamic nation, and are incorporated into all developmental processes.
To support the development and sustainability of African women writers and their artistic output.
To create an enabling environment for women to write, tell and publish their stories.