The Village Witch Doctor Characters

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Ajaiyi

Ajaiyi is Jaye's son and Aro's grandson. When Jaye becomes too ill and weary to work his own farm, Ajaiyi must work the farm himself in order to support the two of them. When Ajaiyi reaches thirty years of age and wishes to marry, his father cannot afford the marriage, and so Ajaiyi pawns his labor for the money to marry. He marries "a beautiful lady," but when, several months later, his father dies, Ajaiyi again pawns his labor in order to pay for the funeral. Pawned out to two different pawnbrokers, Ajaiyi's entire day is devoted to working for others, and he has only a few hours in the evenings to work his own farm. As a result, "his inherited poverty became even more severe." When he goes to Osanyin, the village witch doctor, for advice, Osanyin advises him to place nine rams in nine sacks on...

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