Ama Ata Aidoo Devastated” By Awoonor’s Death.
Renowned African writer and professor of English, Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo has said that she is “devastated” by the death of Prof. Kofi Awoonor in Saturday’s terrorist attack in Kenya.
She descibed his death as a loss to the community of writers across Africa and the world.
Below is the full statement by Prof. Aidoo
Statement by Ama Ata Aidoo on Kofi Awoonor’s death
I am devastated by what has happened to Kofi Awoonor, my dear brother, my colleague, my friend. First the death itself, and then the incredibly horrific and also yes, the heroic manner of it.
For the moment, I can only echo the enormity of the loss to his immediate families; and then to Ghana, not only in terms of his contributions as a poet and a novelist but also as a diplomat and a statesman. The entire community of writers across Africa and the world will always miss him.
Kofi damrifa due!
Ama Ata Aidoo