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Google celebrates Ghanaian icon, Efua Sutherland

Efua Sutherland was born in Cape Coast[/caption] Ghana’s Efua Theodora Sutherland was celebrated worldwide by international search engine, Google on Wednesday. The acknowledgement coincides with the 94th birthday of the Ghanaian icon born on June 27, 1924. The famous writer and teacher was honoured with a doodle in every country Google operates in. She was born in Cape Coast, Ghana and studied at St Monica’s Training College in Mampong before moving to England to continue her education at Homerton College. Efua Theodora Sutherland was a playwright, director, dramatist, children’s author, poet, educationalist, researcher, child advocate, and cultural activist. Her works include Foriwa (1962), Edufa (1967), and The Marriage of Anansewa (1975). She founded the Ghana Drama Studio, the Ghana Society of Writers, the Ghana Experimental Theatre, and a community project called the Kodzidan (Story House). As the earliest Ghanaian playwright-director she was an influential figure in the development of modern Ghanaian theatre, and helped to introduce the study of African performance traditions at the university level. She was also a pioneering publisher, establishing the company Afram Publications in the 1970s. She was an influential cultural advocate for children from the early 1950s until her death, and played a major role in developing educational curricula, literature, theatre and film for and about Ghanaian children Efua Sutherland died in Accra aged 71 in 1996. Source: 3news.com | Ghana]]>

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