Literature (Ghana Only)


Welcome to the Literature course focusing on Ghanaian literature only. This course material aims to provide candidates with a deep understanding of selected literary texts from Ghana, analyzing various elements such as themes, characters, literary devices, historical context, and cultural significance. The primary objective of this course is to enable candidates to identify and appreciate the richness of Ghanaian literature by studying prescribed texts that reflect the country's diverse cultural heritage and historical experiences. Through critical analysis, candidates will gain insights into the themes explored in these texts, the characters that drive the narratives, and the literary devices used by the authors to convey meaning. By delving into the structural and stylistic elements of the prescribed texts, candidates will interpret and appreciate the nuances of Ghanaian literature. They will explore how these texts reflect the cultural and historical significance of Ghana, shedding light on societal norms, traditions, and the unique experiences of its people. Through written analysis and engagement in discussions, candidates will critically engage with the prescribed texts, offering their perspectives on the works studied. In this course, candidates will explore different literary forms such as Drama, Prose, and Poetry, each offering a distinct lens through which to view Ghanaian literature. The study of Drama will involve analyzing the dialogue, characters, and stage directions to understand how playwrights bring their stories to life. Prose, on the other hand, will focus on narrative structures, character development, and the use of prose style to convey meaning. Finally, the exploration of Poetry will delve into the use of language, imagery, and poetic devices to evoke emotions and create vivid imagery. Throughout the course, candidates will be encouraged to explore the complexities of Ghanaian literature, grappling with the multiple layers of meaning embedded in the prescribed texts. By the end of this course, candidates will not only have a deeper appreciation for Ghanaian literature but will also have honed their critical thinking skills and analytical abilities through the interpretation and analysis of literary works. In essence, this Literature course on Ghanaian literature offers candidates a gateway to the rich tapestry of literary heritage in Ghana, equipping them with the tools to navigate and appreciate the complexities of the prescribed texts and engage in meaningful discussions about the cultural and historical significance of Ghanaian literature. Through this exploration, candidates will emerge with a newfound appreciation for the power of literature to transcend boundaries and illuminate the human experience.


  1. Identify relevant literary texts in the context of Ghanaian literature
  2. Analyze the themes, characters, and literary devices used in the prescribed texts
  3. Interpret and appreciate the cultural and historical significance of the prescribed texts
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structural and stylistic elements of the prescribed texts
  5. Engage critically with the prescribed texts through written analysis and discussion

Lesson Note

Ghanaian literature is rich in culture, history, and diversity. It captures the essence of Ghanaian society through various literary works including prose, drama, and poetry. In this course, we will delve into the prescribed texts and explore the themes, characters, and literary devices used by Ghanaian authors to convey their stories.

Lesson Evaluation

Congratulations on completing the lesson on Literature (Ghana Only). Now that youve explored the key concepts and ideas, its time to put your knowledge to the test. This section offers a variety of practice questions designed to reinforce your understanding and help you gauge your grasp of the material.

You will encounter a mix of question types, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and essay questions. Each question is thoughtfully crafted to assess different aspects of your knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Use this evaluation section as an opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the topic and to identify any areas where you may need additional study. Don't be discouraged by any challenges you encounter; instead, view them as opportunities for growth and improvement.

  1. What are the elements of comedy in the prescribed drama text? A. Tragic ending B. Humorous situations and dialogue C. Antagonistic relationships D. Solemn atmosphere Answer: B. Humorous situations and dialogue
  2. How does the setting contribute to the overall theme of the prescribed prose text? A. It has no significant impact on the story B. It enhances the conflict between characters C. It symbolizes freedom and oppression D. It represents the author's personal life experiences Answer: C. It symbolizes freedom and oppression
  3. In the prescribed poetry text, what literary device is predominantly used to create imagery? A. Simile B. Alliteration C. Personification D. Hyperbole Answer: A. Simile
  4. What is the main theme explored in the prescribed drama text? A. Love and betrayal B. Power and authority C. Family relationships D. Friendship and loyalty Answer: B. Power and authority
  5. How do the characters in the prescribed prose text reflect the societal norms of that time? A. They rebel against societal expectations B. They conform strictly to societal standards C. They challenge gender roles and stereotypes D. They represent the diversity within society Answer: B. They conform strictly to societal standards
  6. Which of the following poetic devices is commonly used in the prescribed poetry text to create rhythm? A. Metaphor B. Onomatopoeia C. Symbolism D. Oxymoron Answer: B. Onomatopoeia
  7. What role does the narrator play in the prescribed prose text? A. Provides insight into characters' thoughts and feelings B. Acts as an antagonist to the protagonist C. Represents the author's voice and perspective D. Serves as a symbol of hope and resilience Answer: A. Provides insight into characters' thoughts and feelings
  8. What is the central conflict in the prescribed drama text? A. Man vs. Nature B. Man vs. Supernatural C. Man vs. Machine D. Man vs. Society Answer: D. Man vs. Society
  9. How does the prescribed poetry text reflect the cultural heritage of Ghana? A. By portraying traditional rituals and beliefs B. By focusing on futuristic themes C. By critiquing modern societal issues D. By exploring universal human experiences Answer: A. By portraying traditional rituals and beliefs

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Past Questions

Wondering what past questions for this topic looks like? Here are a number of questions about Literature (Ghana Only) from previous years

Question 1 Report

Choose from the options A to E the one that MOST APPROPRIATELY COMPLETES THE SENTENCE.

If I_____ you, l would forgive the boy

Question 1 Report

From the list of words letter A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial to one's health while eating processed foods is ......

Question 1 Report

In each of the following questions, the main/primary stress is indicated by writing the syllable on which it occurs in capital letters. From the word lettered A. to D, choose the one that has the correct stress.


Practice a number of Literature (Ghana Only) past questions