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Efuru, a work by Flora Nwapa published in 1966, also focuses on choices an African woman makes concerning marriage and children and the societal pressures placed on her.

Changes is a novel by Aidoo published in 1991. Like Anowa, Changes focuses on the societal pressure placed on a woman over marriage, though in a modern setting.

The Joys of Motherhood, a work by Buchi Emercheta published in 1980, also focuses on values in African life and how they directly affect women.

The Dilemma of a Ghost , a play by Aidoo first performed in 1964, focuses on how an African- American woman handles familial pressure placed on her when she comes to Ghana with her husband, a native Ghanaian.

Boesman and Lena, a play by South African playwright Athol Fugard first performed in 1969, also focuses on the tense relationship between a couple.

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