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Tribute to Ama Ata Aidoo

A week ago, early in the morning, a sad message floated across my Facebook page: “The family of Ama Ata Aidoo with deep sorrow has announced the death of Professor Aidoo.” This message sent shivers in the writing fraternity from Cape to Cairo. The grandma of African literature had left us! Aidoo is said to have died in the early hours of Wednesday, 31st May 2023 after an undisclosed illness at the age of 81. Some papers put her age at 82 some 83.

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