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Ama Ata Aidoo’s state-sponsored funeral is scheduled for July 13–16


Ama Ata Aidoo’s family will lay her to rest from Thursday, July 13, to Sunday, July 16, 2023. She was a renowned Ghanaian novelist who passed away.

According to a report by, her family made this announcement when they visited President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House to formally tell him of her passing and make funeral arrangements.


After learning the news, President Akufo-Addo expressed his happiness that the timing worked out so beautifully for him.

He said that he had determined that the state should help Ama Ata Aidoo’s family with the arrangements for her funeral.

“I’m glad I can attend the laying-in-state thanks to the preparations you made for her funeral.

Even before you arrived, I had already decided that she should be granted a state-assisted funeral. She deserves it, and I’ll be able to pay my respects together with the rest of Ghanaian society,” he continued, according to the newspaper.

On May 31, 2023, her family made a statement confirming Professor Ama Ata Aidoo’s passing.

After a brief illness, she reportedly passed away.

One of the most well-known novelists and writers in the nation is thought to be Ama Ata Aidoo.

In Abeadzi Kyiakor, a town close to Saltpond in Ghana’s Central Region, Christina Ama Ata Aidoo was born on March 23, 1942.

She was also a multi-award winning author of several books for children, plays, poems, short tales, and novels that encapsulated African culture, life, and female adversity.

Changes, Our Sister Killjoy, and The Dilemma of a Ghost are a few of her best-known pieces.

Ama Ata Aidoo served as minister of education once upon a time while Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, the late president, was in office.


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