Popular Dramatist, Professor Ama Atta Aidoo has been reported dead following a short illness.
A press statement by her family indicated she died peacefully at home.
“with deep sorrow but in the hope of the resurrection, informs the general public that our beloved relative and writer passed away in the early hours of this morning Wednesday, May 31, 2023, after a short illness,” the statement indicated.
The family said funeral arrangements will be disclosed in due time.
Meanwhile, they are asking for privacy from the general public as they grief the death of their beloved.
About Ama Atta Aidoo
Born on March 23, 1942, the dramatist, poet and academician became Minister of Education under the late president Rawlings’ administration.
However, she was popularly known for her drama books, some of which have become books of study in various secondary schools in Ghana.
Most popular amongst her publications include; No Sweetness Here and The Dilemma of a Ghost, which was published in 1965.
Her publications made her the first African woman dramatist.
She became one of the most prominent African writers in the 20th and 21st centuries and received an international recognition to that effect after a career span of over 5 decades.
With great interest in women empowerment, Prof. Aidoo in the year 2000 established an Organisation called ‘Mbaasem Foundation’ to support African women writers.
As an Educationist, she taught across continents such as the US, Africa and Europe