Love Brewed in the African Pot

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Love Brewed in the African Pot
Directed byKwaw Ansah
Release date
  • 11 November 1980 (1980-11-11)
Running time
125 minutes

Love Brewed in the African Pot is a 1980 Ghanaian film directed by Kwaw Ansah. It was reportedly the first privately financed Ghanaian feature film.[1][2]


The film takes place in Ghana during the colonial period. Aba Appiah, a woman born to a family of privileged settlers, falls in love with Joe Quansah, son of a simple fisherman. Aba's father, Kofi Appiah, a retired civil servant, is opposed to their marriage, which goes against his plans for his daughter, to whom he had already chosen a husband. This family conflict leads to unforeseen consequences.


  • Emmanuel Agebenowu ... Atta Quansah
  • George Browne ... Councillor Benson
  • Emmanuel Dadson ... Kolo Appiah
  • Jumoke Debayo ... Araba Mansah


The movie received positive reviews.[3]


  1. ^ Vincent Canby, "Love Brewed in the African Pot (1981)" (review), The New York Times, 25 April 1981.
  2. ^ Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank (1 May 1994). "Black African Cinema". University of California Press. Retrieved 14 June 2017 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "'LOVE BREWED ...', ON MIDDLE-CLASS GHANA". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-18.

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