The Broken Calabash


Ona is a college student and the only child of her parents. By the Nigerian folk tradition of Ogwashi-uku, Ona is an Idegbe, a Male Daughter and Female Husband who is expected to remain at home to bear children to continue her family line. However, if she insists on marrying out to a man as her husband, she must marry a wife to take her place in the family. These alternatives are unsavory to the western educated Ona, and she rebels. How the traditional society with Ona's doting father grapple with their challenged-destiny sets the drumbeats of the drama.