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The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti)

The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti) is a unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

The recently widowed Iyalode, a young, beautiful chief longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit, a trail or torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow…