Baba Tanko is old fashioned in his views. In his opinion, boys have no place in the kitchen. So when he returns home from work to find his son doing a few household chores in the kitchen, he is furious. Mama Tanko tries to placate him, explaining that she had sent Fabi, her daughter out and she needed an extra pair of hands, but he hears nothing of it. All he knows is that the kitchen is not for his boy. He is determined that Tanko would get an education while Fabi, his daughter should learn all about being wife and daughter. Fabi wants to be an engineer when she grows up and she is frustrated because she is so overworked at home that she never has time for her studies.
Things get so bad that the principal of Fabi’s school decides to intervene with surprising results. Then Baba Tanko has an accident and things change rapidly.
Find out more by listening to the audio clip below.
Question: Should boys be made to do house chores?
Kadara town is produced for UNICEF by the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA)