Fathia Nkrumah ( /nərˈkrʊˈmɑr/ nər-KRUU-MAR) (February 22, 1932 – May 31, 2007); born Fathia Rizk; Arabic: فتحية رزق), was an Egyptian and the First Lady of the newly independent Ghana as the wife of the Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, its first president.
Fathia Nkrumah was born and brought up in Zeitoun, a district of Cairo to a Coptic family. She was the third daughter of a civil servant who died early and Fathia was raised by her mother single-handedly after her husband's death.
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