This story explores the relationship between past and present, tradition and modernity. In African culture, old people are the carriers of centuries of wisdom. Every major decision must be approved by the elders and they often know the answers to the most difficult situations. In this story, the young people get tired of having to consult their elders and hatch a plan to get rid of them.
Old people and the stories they tell (like those found in this book) hold the secrets to not just the past but to meeting the challenges of modern life as well.