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Ghanaian author and poet
Ama Ata Aidoo is ...
|Born||23 March 1942 in Abeadzi Kyiakor|
|Died||31 May 2023 in Accra|
|Age||81 years, 2 months|
|Sex or gender||female|
|Country of citizenship||Ghana|
|Manner of death||natural causes|
|Occupation||poet, novelist, playwright and politician|
|Notable work||Our Sister Killjoy, Anowa, No Sweetness Here, Birds, The Dilemma of a Ghost, Changes: A Love Story and Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories|
|Position held||Minister for Education|
|Awards||Commonwealth Writers' Prize|
|Educated at||Wesley Girls' High School and University of Ghana|
|Field of work||poetry, drama and fiction literature|
About Ama Ata Aidoo
Ama Ata Aidoo born on 23 March 1942 in Abeadzi Kyiakor. She is a citizen of Ghana. Ama Ata Aidoo was educated at Wesley Girls' High School and University of Ghana. She died on 31 May 2023 in Accra from a disease at age 81 years, 2 months.
She was a Ghanaian author and poet known for her work on Our Sister Killjoy, Anowa, No Sweetness Here, Birds, The Dilemma of a Ghost, Changes: A Love Story and Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories.
Ama Ata Aidoo has worked as a poet, novelist, playwright and politician. She has worked in a poetry, drama and fiction literature. She has has won Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Ama Ata Aidoo has held the position of Minister for Education.
She is also known as Christina Ama Aidoo and Ama Christina Ata Aidoo.
Aidoo died on 31 May 2023 in Accra. Praising her as "an outstanding writer, advocate for women's cause, the cause of Africans and the progressive people around the world", President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that she would be given a state funeral, with rites held from 13 July to 16 July, On 13 July, her funeral took place in the forecourt of the State House, followed by lying-in-state at her home town of Abeadze Kyiakor on 15 July, and a thanksgiving church service and burial on Sunday, 16 July.
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