Specifically, Attoh Ahuma's Gold Coast Nation and National Consciousness, Casely Hayford's Ethiopia Unbound, and Kobina Sekyi's The Blinkards, form the focus of the analysis in this paper.
The Blinkards sought to draw awareness to the need maintain and uphold the traditions of the society and resist the infiltration of western values and/or the wholesale adoption of western cultures.
(39) The Blinkards captures succinctly this fatality among the elite Gold Coasters who had despised their African ways of dressing, eating, worship, and celebration as well as indigenous political, social, economic, and educational arrangements.
Further, the root of identity or personality is also found in the inculcation of and strong attachment to one's cultural values, which is presented in Sekyi's The Blinkards. Thus, in The Blinkards, one sees the strenuous and consistent attempt to rediscover a lost identity.
The second chapter is James Gibbs' 'Seeking the founding father', which revisits the history of what is now generally accepted to be the first African literary play, The Blinkards
, by the Ghanaian Kobina Sekyi.