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    Subject: Re: Edufa:
    Date: Oct 10, 2010
    Sender: Previous | Next

    The dew water and spring waters purity signify a kind of healing because they are for ampomaa to get better.

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    Re: Edufa:

    Edufa is a very powerful play. It potray's aspects of Ghanaian culture esspecially with the presence of the chorous.The play employs alot of symolism which is not evitent to the reader at a first reading or with an uncitical eye.
    The presence of the sun in the play actually represents life and its absince in Ampoma's bedroom is significant of the fact that she has accepted to die in the place of her husband, Edufa.
    In European cultures, flowers are a symbol of love this is not diffrent in an African setting like that of the play, Edufa. However, here it has mixed meanings in that, it represents a wreath because it falls on the sign of the sun drawn by Sam on the staircase in Edufa's house.Ironically it is here that Ampoma falls last and seals her fate.
    The dew water collected by Abena, Edufa's sister and the spring water are symbols of purity.
    There are other symbols in the play like the anthill in Abena's vision which represents Edufa's house that is in tumoil, Ampoma's waistbeads are significant as they represent womanhood.wearing them over Edufa's neck undermine his manhood and label him for the coword that he is, to allow another die in his place.
    The play criticies the African society's view abot the rols women should play. It is rather strange that while we are comfortable to think of women as the weaker sex, it is Amopma a woman who dies in place of her husband.Also it is Seguwa a woman who is entrusted with a big secret.






    Comment index:

  • Edufa is a landmark in Ghanaian theatre.   from bossman boakye, Dec 16, 2003
  • Edufa:   from Aaron Gyabaah Yeboah, Sep 15, 2004
  • Re: Edufa:   from Arit Nsemoh, May 31, 2005
  • » Re: Edufa: «   from , Oct 10, 2010
  • Re: Edufa:   from Emmanuel Kalos, Nov 5, 2012
  • [no subject]   from regina serwaa brenyah, Mar 29, 2006
  • perfect play   from truddy bekoe, Apr 21, 2006
  • Edufa and the Ghanaian life   from Daniel Appiah-Adjei, Feb 9, 2008
  • Re: Edufa and the Ghanaian life   from ena, Sep 6, 2011
  • Edufa as a moral lesson   from HARRY AKOTSU, Apr 27, 2007
  • edufa is certainly an adaptation of alcestis   from Yunusa Abugi, Oct 21, 2007
  • indeed Efua Suthereland is a dramatist   from Mohammed Gali SalaM, Apr 21, 2009
  • How great she is   from Sutherland serwaa Ampaafo, Dec 12, 2010
  • its good   from gastone ogutu, Jan 12, 2011
  • Belifs and Representation Africa's point of view.   from onyeulo kelechi, Apr 13, 2011
  • COMMENT   from ONANA VICTOR, Aug 19, 2011
  • wonderful work   from Jerry Obeng Boateng, Oct 31, 2011
  • ISLAMIC   from IBINI ---LIK, Aug 10, 2012
  • Edufa is a landmark in Ghanaian theatre.   from bossman boakye, Dec 16, 2003
  • Edufa:   from Aaron Gyabaah Yeboah, Sep 15, 2004
  • Re: Edufa:   from Arit Nsemoh, May 31, 2005
  • » Re: Edufa: «   from , Oct 10, 2010
  • Re: Edufa:   from Emmanuel Kalos, Nov 5, 2012
  • [no subject]   from regina serwaa brenyah, Mar 29, 2006
  • perfect play   from truddy bekoe, Apr 21, 2006
  • Edufa and the Ghanaian life   from Daniel Appiah-Adjei, Feb 9, 2008
  • Re: Edufa and the Ghanaian life   from ena, Sep 6, 2011
  • Edufa as a moral lesson   from HARRY AKOTSU, Apr 27, 2007
  • edufa is certainly an adaptation of alcestis   from Yunusa Abugi, Oct 21, 2007
  • indeed Efua Suthereland is a dramatist   from Mohammed Gali SalaM, Apr 21, 2009
  • How great she is   from Sutherland serwaa Ampaafo, Dec 12, 2010
  • its good   from gastone ogutu, Jan 12, 2011
  • Belifs and Representation Africa's point of view.   from onyeulo kelechi, Apr 13, 2011
  • COMMENT   from ONANA VICTOR, Aug 19, 2011
  • wonderful work   from Jerry Obeng Boateng, Oct 31, 2011
  • ISLAMIC   from IBINI ---LIK, Aug 10, 2012