There was ‘No Sweetness Here’ in the early hours of Wednesday, May 31 as Ghanaians woke up to the sad news of the death of former Education Minister and renowned author Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo.
The death of the academic, poet and playwright was announced by the family in a press statement on Wednesday.
She died aged 81.
According to the family, Prof Ama Ata Aidoo born March 23, 1942, died peacefully at home after a short illness.
The family head, Kwamena Essandoh Aidoo said, “Funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.”
The family requests of the general public privacy in its difficult moments of grief.
Lovers of the academic are slumped in deep dejection following the news and expressed their condolence to the family.
Read some of the tributes:
Ama Atta Aidoo passed away this morning? ? May her soul Rest In Peace. She was an inspiration, made young people fall in love with books and her legacy will forever live on❤️
— Jaynhi Allen? (@jaynhiJ) May 31, 2023
An icon of storytelling in this country. Changes(the novel) meant more to me than many other books written by Ghanaian authors.
Rest in peace, my legend. Ama Ata Aidoo. pic.twitter.com/v4p8NZINwT
— Yaw (@theyawofosu) May 31, 2023
✍️In this article I wrote back in August 2020, I asked what an African literary giant like Ama Ata Aidoo has in common with Nigerian afrobeat artiste, @BurnaBoy.
The answer was Twice As Tall.
Rest in Peace, Legend! ?️https://t.co/mcQO3bxA2U
— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) May 31, 2023
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