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Ama Ata Aidoo And The Akan Culture: A Critique Of The Dilemma Of A Ghost And Anowa

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Confidence Gbolo Sanka, Felicia Annin, Cecilia Addei



Index Terms: culture, literature, feminism, marriage, extended family, child bearing



Abstract: The paper focuses on the relationship that exists between literature and culture through a critical analysis of Ama Ata Aidoo's The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa. This exercise has become necessary due to the misconception that some people usually have about literature and the way it relates to our lives. Thus there is sometimes the misconceived idea that literature is only imaginative, fictional, and creative but does not address issues related to everyday life. The paper corrects this misunderstanding about literature by exploring the literary qualities and cultural issues that have been highlighted by Aidoo in her two plays as well as relating such issues of mores and ethos to the Akan living culture.



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