A Brief Summary of the Themes and Characters in Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

The themes of Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless, are many.

Here is my master list of the major themes in Faceless by the Ghanaian novelist, Amma Darko.



The key themes you should note in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless


2. Discrimination against women e.g. experiences of  Maa Tsuru, Kabria etc.

3. Parental neglect and brutality (culprits include Kwei, Fofo and Baby T’s father and Poison’s father)

4. Failed governance or moribund state institutions eg. The police.

5.  A diseased society

  • dysfunctional families,
  • irresponsible adults like Kpakpo and Onko,
  • child trafficking and prostitution rings

6. Domestic violence

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Characters you should not ignore

  • Fofo
  •   Baby T
  •  Mama Abidjan
  • Maami Brooni
  •  Maa Tsuru
  •  Poison
  •   Kabria
  •  Kpakpo
  • Onko
  • Kwei

Other examinable topics you should note in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless

Kindly let me know about your views concerning this novel or African literature in general.

Thank you.


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