The captivating works of Efua T. Sutherland, The Marriage of Anansewa & Edufa, are now available in French thanks to the expert translation by Christiane Owusu-Sarpong, published by the fantastic Présence Africaine Editions.
Explore these plays steeped in Ghanaian cultural richness and the creative genius of Efua T. Sutherland.
Discover these literary treasures via the following link: The Marriage of Anansewa & Edufa. A big thank you to Sedco Publishing Company Limited for their exceptional commitment to preserving and sharing this theatrical heritage through French translation.
The Marriage of Anansewa takes us to the heart of Ghanaian folklore, featuring the renowned character Ananse, alternating between spider and human form. This innovative play skillfully blends the genres of fable, comedy, and storytelling, offering a unique and captivating experience.
Edufa, the eponymous protagonist of the other play, weaves a web of intrigue around a fateful prediction. The story explores universal themes of greed and commitment, depicting the conflict between Ampomah’s unwavering love and Edufa’s devouring greed, even resorting to sorcery to fulfill his ambitions.
These plays remain surprisingly relevant, combining a modern theatrical form with a deeply feminist and empowering spirit. Immerse yourself in Efua T. Sutherland’s timeless world, where universal themes resonate through powerful narratives and unforgettable characters.
Efua T. Sutherland (1924-1996) played a fundamental role in the evolution of contemporary theater in Ghana. By establishing the Ghana Experimental Theater and the Ghana Drama Studio (Accra), she left a lasting legacy. Her plays, intended for diverse audiences, reflect her artistic vision and commitment to theatrical diversity.
Dive into these theatrical treasures and let yourself be carried away by the depth of Efua T. Sutherland’s storytelling…