This work examines gender portrayal in Edufa by Efua Theodora Sutherland and In the
Chest of a Woman by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe both of whom are of blessed memory. It
considers Sutherland as the mother of modern Ghanaian Drama and Mawugbe as an icon
of Ghanaian Drama; assessing their contributions and achievements as playwrights and
dramatists in Ghana. An in-depth analysis of the plays was carried out to ascertain the
conflicts and messages imbedded in them. The study was based mainly on library
materials including journals, articles, play texts, book of tributes and other relevant
information on the playwrights. The investigation arrived at the conclusion that both
Sutherland and Mawugbe witnessed male domination and female marginalisation in
Ghana from the 1960’s. Both dramatists represented excellently the issue of gender
imbalance in Ghana in their plays. They also encouraged female empowerment and the
need for change in certain practices in society which tend to hinder progress. The on-going
struggle against gender imbalance in society, especially in Ghana is undoubtedly reflected
in the plays. The study also underscores some misconceptions and dangers that surround
what gender represents.
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