Ama Ata Aidoo

1942 - Today

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Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration. In 2000, she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ama Ata Aidoo has received more than 198,023 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ama Ata Aidoo is the 5,313th most popular writer (down from 4,487th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Ghana (down from 28th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ghanaian Writer.

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  • 200k

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  • 52.88

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ama Ata Aidoo ranks 5,313 out of 5,794. Before her are Jean Stafford, Randall Jarrell, Boris Izaguirre, Akif Pirinçci, Marina Lewycka, and Richard Flanagan. After her are Ellen Glasgow, Horton Foote, Charles Frazier, Paul Klebnikov, Denis Johnson, and Richard Lovelace.

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Among people born in 1942, Ama Ata Aidoo ranks 524Before her are Dick Butkus, Jejomar Binay, Judy Sheindlin, Walter Rodney, Harry Chapin, and Walter Lini. After her are Joe Boyd, Amarinder Singh, Geoffrey Palmer, Joy Behar, Andraé Crouch, and Butch Otter.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Ama Ata Aidoo ranks 31 out of 107. Before her are Alphonso Davies (2000), Edward Akufo-Addo (1906), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), Tony Yeboah (1966), Derek Boateng (1983), and Akwasi Afrifa (1936). After her are Kofi Awoonor (1935), Freddy Adu (1989), Ayi Kwei Armah (1939), Owusu Benson (1977), Kofi Kingston (1981), and John Mensah (1982).

Among WRITERS In Ghana

Among writers born in Ghana, Ama Ata Aidoo ranks 2Before her are William Boyd (1952). After her are Kofi Awoonor (1935) and Ayi Kwei Armah (1939).