Imparting Indigenous Knowledge through Traditional Forms of Entertainment: The Role of Ewe Play Games

Martin Q. Amlor


Indigenous knowledge, perceived as cultural norms and values that collectively inform, educate and give identity topeople in a society, still remains an African cultural legacy. Unfortunately, Western culture in contemporary Ghana,is speedily competing with, and almost stunting the growth and survival of African indigenous knowledge systems.This unpleasant situation has led to a re-awakening among the Ewe ethnic society to go back to her roots to reviveindigenous entertainment forms like play games to promote the teaching, learning and preservation of indigenouseducation. The major concern of this paper is to identify some popular Ewe play and singing games and describehow activities in them in terms of their forms, participants, equipment, rules/codes of play, socio-cultural settingswithin which they are performed help to educate, nurture, shape and equip the youth or children to take up futureadult roles in the society.

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