Running after Riches is an absorbing English translation of the author’s Yorùbá play, Aájò Ajé. It captivates the reader and the spectator from the opening scene to the very end. It vividly illustrates the peculiar Yoruba habit of thought and language which studs discussions with a lavish adornment of proverbs and figure of speech, adages, and idioms.
The plot hinges predominantly on the mystery surrounding predestination, the danger of fickleness and indecision, the distraction of interference by friends, the suffocating stranglehold of dogma, and the vice-like tentacles that grip the irredeemable gambler. Everybody