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Ama Ata Aidoo is a Ghanian author and playwright who was born Christina Ama Aidoo in Abeadzi Kyiakor in 1942. She grew up in the Fanti royal household and was sent by her father to the Wesley Girl's High School in Cape Coast from 1961 to 1964. After graduating, she enrolled at the University of Ghana in Legon and received her bachelor of arts in English as well as wrote her first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost, in 1964. It was published by Longmann's the following year.

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