The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed Summary
Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka's two plays, The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed, are both set in small Nigerian fishing villages and tackle big questions surrounding community rituals and the abuse of power. The Trials of Brother Jero chronicles two days in the life of a greedy, smooth-talking false prophet named Jeroboam as he fights his lustful attraction to women and fends off one of his money lenders looking for repayment. Meanwhile, The Strong Breed brings the audience to a village with a mysterious and insidious purification ritual, which the two central characters, named Eman and Sunma, find themselves forced to confront.

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