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Renowned Ghanaian Author, Ama Ata Aidoo Dies At 81



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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