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* Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa is a play by Ama Ata Aidoo.

* It is about a girl who rejects and defies tribal conventions by marrying a man that she loves.

* The man who Anowa marries is forced to live with the consequences of those actions and conflicts arise.

* The play opens in a village called Yebi on the Ghana coast of Africa in 1870.

* Old man and old woman who are referred to as Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-and-Pepper, speaks to the audience to introduce the story.

* Old man and old woman talk about the village and how everything is done there in moderation.

* The landscape of the Ghana coast is describes as being hot, but not so hot that it burns the crops that grow there.

* Also, there is a mountain, which rises to balance out the flat lands of the African coast.

* There is only one oddity in the...

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