Anowa Topics for Further Study
by Ama Ata Aidoo

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(Literature of Developing Nations for Students)

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Research folk stories in Ghana and/or West Africa, particularly those on "disobedient daughters." Compare them with Anowa, discussing how they influenced Aidoo's dramatic choices.

Compare and contrast Anowa with William Shakespeare's Macbeth (performed c. 1606; published c. 1623). Focus on the differences and similarities between Anowa in phase three and Lady Macbeth.

Discuss Anowa in terms of feminism. Make an argument about whether the play is feminist.

Research the history of slavery in nineteenth-century Ghana. Is the depiction of slavery accurate in Anowa? How does it underscore the play's themes?