Both Mama Orojo and Ibuk are very good friends. There is a level of trust found in good friendship between these two.
Nii Tackie is Massa’s husband while Massa is Nii Tackie’s wife. There are several textual evidences to support this stance.
Massa, till her very last breath, is portrayed as a fighter. She fights to the very end. She is a beacon of optimism.
Unexpected Joy at Dawn has been likened to a historical novel because it is established on historical events: the first expulsion in 1969 which separated Nii Tackie from Mama Orojo and the second expulsion in 1984 which united the two siblings.
Kantamanto Market and Korle Lagoon are two symbolic places used in the portrayal of the Ghanaian realities in Alex Agyei-Agyiri’s Unexpected Joy at Dawn. They represent in their distinct ways the unpleasant situation of Ghana in the 1980s the author tries to situate in the text.