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Asiedu Yirenkyi

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Asiedu Yirenkyi (born 1946, Akropong) is a Ghanaian playwright, the author of Kivuli and Other Plays. In the early 1960s Asiedu Yirenkyi became involved in the Ghana Drama Studio founded by Efua Sutherland, joining the Drama Studio Players. He later studied drama at the University of Ghana and Yale University, and lectured in Ghana and Nigeria. Like writer Ama Ata Aidoo, also involved in the Ghana Drama Studio, Yirenkyi later served as a minister in the Provisional National Defence Council of Jerry Rawlings: he was Secretary for Culture and Tourism until 1984, when he was replaced by the playwright Ben Abdallah. Yirenkyi later became head of Ghana's National Folklore Board.  ( Wikipedia article )

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1946

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