Renowned Ghanaian author, Ama Ata Aidoo, has died at the age of 81.
The famous playwright, poet and academic, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, May 31, after a brief illness.
According to GhanaWeb, the family of the famous writer and feminist announced her demise.
Renowned as one of Africa’s most celebrated authors and playwrights, whose famous works include: ‘The Dilemma of a Ghost’, ‘Our Sister Killjoy and Changes’, Aidoo fought against what she called a “Western perception of the
African female as a downtrodden wretch.”
She was also her country’s education minister in the early 1980s but resigned when she was unable to make education free.
The statement released by her family reads: “Our beloved relative and writer passed away after a short illness.”
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