Setting/Background of the play

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THEME OF HOMICIDE: Both Musa and Lamboi poison Chief Gbanya to death. They are also the killers of Jeneba.
THEME OF HUMAN SACRIFICE: Musa, the chief priest, indulges in human sacrifice. He often sacrifices children in order to gain prosperity, good health and longevity. Lamboi threatens him with this shameful secret of his and gets him into his plan to kill Gbanya. The cruel death and mutilation of Jeneba considerably spells out human sacrifice in the text.
THEME OF SUICIDE: Humiliated and frustrated by her subjects, Yoko becomes overcome by depression, “a disease of the mind”. The message from Dr Rowe adds salt further to her injury. She decides to commit suicide. She poisons herself amidst pleas from her trusted attendants.
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