Compare & Contrast No Sweetness Here by Ama Ata Aidoo

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Late 19th-Early 20th Centuries: From 1874 to 1957, the region now called Ghana was a colony of Britain known as the Gold Coast.

Late 20th Century: In 1957, the Gold Coast achieved national self-rule, and was eventually renamed the Republic of Ghana.

1970s: During the time Aidoo's early works were being published, Ghana experienced several military coups, resulting in various forms of repression within the nation.

1990s: Beginning in 1994, Ghana experienced violent ethnic discord, as well as violent protest against new tax measures.

Early 20th Century: Ghana, then called the Gold Coast, was no longer a major source of gold, but had developed cocoa plantations as a primary export.

Late 20th Century: In 1997, new sources of gold were discovered in the Republic of Ghana, leading to the development of renewed mining operations.

1960: The life expectancy in Ghana was approximately 46 years.

1990: The life expectancy in Ghana had reached 55 years.

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