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Learn more about the history of Ghana (called the Gold Coast prior to 1957). What were the region and its peoples like before the colonization by Europeans in the 15th century? What were the conditions of colonization which characterized the Gold Coast until 1957? How has the nation changed since achieving independence as the Republic of Ghana in 1957?

Learn more about the cultural practices of Ghana and other African countries, in terms of the role of women in traditional African society. What traditions surround (or surrounded) courting, marriage, and family life in these regions?

Aidoo's work is preceded in the history of West African literature by Amos Tutuola, best known for his novel The Palm-Wine Drunkard (1952), and Chinua Achebe, for his novel Things Fall Apart (1958). Learn more about these authors and their fictional works. In what ways are their concerns similar to, or different from, those of Aidoo...

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