Ama Ata Aidoo





Ama Ata Aidoo

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in Saltpond, Ghana
March 23, 1940

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Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1940, Saltpond) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic, who is also a former Minister of Education in the Ghana government. She currently lives in Ghana, where in 2000 she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers.

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Average rating: 3.76 · 1,680 ratings · 116 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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