In an agricultural village on the Niger Delta, Alu and Makuri await the return of their sons from the big city, to harvest their crops. Only one son – Igwezu – returns, having lost everything. When he checks the fields, they have been flooded. A blind beggar arrives with a scheme to make profit from the ruined crops, but is turned away by the family as to not disrespect their serpent deity and patron of the lands. The high-priest to the serpent deity hears of the possible profits, and begins to betray his faith, while the blind beggar pushes Igwezu to question the priest’s motives.
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Swamp Dweller's, The
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year published: 1973
George Padmore Institute