Everybody likes Manyusi. He’s a happy-go-lucky, sociable man who values the old customs and the easy rhythms of traditional village life. Most of all, Manyusi is in love with the local brew. He can often be seen generously spreading his good cheer at the local kilabu without a care for tomorrow. He wonders why his wife, Fatuma, would begrudge him a celebration?
Money is the problem for Manyusi and Fatuma. As soon as it comes in, Manyusi wants the reward of relaxation. Fatuma wants to save for the future, spend wisely and keep enough food in storage for the family. He owns the land. She works it. That’s where the conflict comes between husband and wife.