Child International by Wole Soyinka

The play dwells on the clash between Western and African cultures. It brings to the fore a pathetic situation in an African family where the man feels insulted by and disturbed as a result of the unruly behaviour of his wife and daughter who have just returned Britain. The daughter has imbibed the Western way of life and finds it difficult to come to terms with the indigenous African culture and practices. Instead of allowing the situation to get the better of him, the politician finally decides to apply (probably as the first and a temporary measure) the traditional method of discipline, which is applying a few lashes of the cane to his wife and daughter to bring them back to their senses.