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Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print
Death and the King's Horseman Print

Death and the King's Horseman Print

As Elesin Oba dances through the closing marketplace, flirting with the women, pursued by his praise –singer and an entourage of drummers, he promises to honour the ancient Yoruba custom of ritual suicide and so accompany his ruler on the final journey. But a life so rich is hard to leave, and this is a British colony where such customs are not tolerated, no matter how sacred.
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