Ama Attah Aidoo: Renowned Ghanaian veteran author & professor turns 80

Ama Attah Aidoo: Renowned Ghanaian veteran author & professor turns 80

- Ama Attah Aidoo, the renowned author of The Dilemma of a Ghost among other bestseller has turned 80

- Ama's achievements are so rich, TV3 Ghana calls her arguably the greatest living African female writer

- Several individuals have showered great praises on the professor who served as the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration

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Popular Ghanaian veteran author, poet, playwright and academician Ama Atta Aidoo who is probably most known for her book The Dilemma of a Ghost has turned 80 years old.

Born on March 23, 1940, at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana, young Ama's father set up a school in their village which she attended before later moving to the Wesley Girls High School.

Apart from her rich writing experience and exploits, Professor Ama Atta Aidoo was also the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration.

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She also established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers in 2000, among several others. Ama's achievements are so rich, TV3 Ghana calls her arguably the greatest living African female writer.

See Ama Attah Aidoo in the photo below:

Tons of social media users have been reacting wildly to the 80th year celebrations of the renowned other.

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Yeboah Benjamin called her a gem worthy of celebration, among other kind words:

Interestingly, Bana Bana came out to state a negative personal experience she had with the renowned professor that turned out quite hilarious:

Gawe Gh, another who had a personal experience with Ama Attah Aidoo as a close relation poured kind words on the renowned author:

In other brilliant news regarding women, a 17-year-old African-American girl named Donavia Walker from Florida who was born with a rare condition called Bilateral Amelia, has successfully made it into the US army cadet.

Face2FaceAfrica.com reports that the teenage disabled girl is a squad administrator on the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).

Reports indicate that the Junior Reserve Officer cadet is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools as well as some middle schools across the US and United States military bases across the world.

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