Set in Anglophone Cameroon, Betrothal Without Libation is a drama that portrays a family’s struggles to overcome tribal prejudice. The principal characters are Fointam and Elisa. The former hails from the Kom tribe in the North West region of Cameroon, and the latter is from the Banyangi tribe in the South West region also of Cameroon.
Set in post colonial times, the play touches on many themes, including education, politics, poverty, and violence. Wamala, the father at the center of the drama, is a man living in denial, unwilling to accept his slide into poverty, after he loses his post as a Minister in the government.