The Significance of Cultural Practices and Beliefs in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Anowa and Efua Sutherland’s Edufa.

Patricia Nyamekye, Gabriel Kwame Ankrah, Dominic Frimpong


The study explores the relationship between literature and culture through an analysis of Ama Ata Aidoo’s Anowa and Efua Sutherland’s Edufa. The essay begins with a general discussion on the definition of culture by proponents like Stephen Greenblat, Mathew Arnold and Raymond Williams. This is followed by a discussion of each play, looking at their synopses and their themes that portray some aspects of the cultural practices and concepts of the Akans and the significance of these references. The conclusion gives a reflection of both writers having insights into cultural practices and beliefs and how they should be upheld. It also touches on how language and style enhance the presentation of the themes of both works.

Keywords: Synopsis, Cultural Practices, Beliefs, Themes

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