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This question has partly been answered on page one of this platform. Now we will make an attempt to point out some other themes found in the text under studies.

    Reading through Tah Protus's THE IMMORTAL SEED we come across the theme of vengeance manifesting in Assi's reason for killing Tembi. Who prevented him from bending the sixth commandment with Ijang. That is why after killing Tembi he made the comment "That's for Ijang! You should never have done that to Ijang and me, Tembi" (page 29)

    We also find the theme of tradition and custom in THE IMMORTAL SEED. In the Dik community there is the taboo against pre-marital sexual relationships. The Fon stands as the custodian of this tradition and heavily sanctions anybody who falls victim to this. That is why to avert the sanctions of the Fon, Assi readily accepts the humiliation given him by Tembi when he catches them about to break the sixth commandment.

    In Dik victims of suicide are treated with a snare, first as they are given a disgraceful burial with their faces dumped face down in the evil cave at Bu'-Tebeung. This is, unfortunately, what happens to Prince Tembi who is considered to have committed suicide.

    Consultation of diviners, soothsayers and witch doctors is a common practice in the Dik community. The people believe these witch doctors are spiritual seers who can mediate between the layman and the gods for healing and prophecy. In the text we see Assi consulting Mbombog for protection when he returns from the village after killing Tembi. Yeseb-Andang also visits Tegum after getting rumours of a strange he- goat frequenting his compound. Examples of such consultations abound in THE IMMORTAL SEED.

    Reading through THE IMMORTAL SEED,  we come across the theme of morality where characters such as Bi, Akwen and Tebene do all to uphold morality as against the peversed immoral acts of the majority of the other characters. Akwen shows respect for her husband and is forever ready to keep him happy. Guilty of her flaw in character in relation to her matrimony, she does all to repair her relationship with God. Tebene and Bi also manifest this rectitude of character at various levels qualifying them as virtuous characters in the text.

    We also find the theme of Love in the text with the following pairs of lovers:

-Mbanyam and Bi

-Tembi and Akwen

-Tebene and Bi

-Assi and Akwen

-Tembi and Ijang

-Eposi and Barister           Ngome/ and her other paramours

-Assi and Ijang

-Tebene and Eposi

    The above-mentioned pairs of characters highlight the theme of Love in THE IMMORTAL SEED.

    There is also the theme of marriage which is developed by the following pairs of characters:

-Tebene and Bi

-Mbanyam and his four wives

-Mujang and Avu-Niti

-Tebo and Avu-Mbah and his other wives

-Assi and Akwen

-Musong and Avu-Bi

-Yeseb-Andang and Avu Akwen

    There is also the theme of corruption that cuts through the whole text. In the opening chapter of THE IMMORTAL SEED we find a corrupt police force that does not only subject the young recruits to psychological torture but also robs them of their training allowances. Even before being recruited into the police academy Assi's family has to contribute money that is used as bribe into the training school. We find other aspects of corruption in the text as Assi has to manipulate his way through corrupt means to make lots of money, applying the technique he learnt from his police school mate Nzume.

    The court is equally presented as a corrupt institution where Tebo almost gives up his land case out of frustration, despite all the money he had given the magistrate. These and more, are examples of corruption in THE IMMORTAL SEED.

    Vaulting ambition and power mongering is another theme characters like Fon Jiggang, Assi and Agwe highlight and develop in the text.

    We are already conversant with the fraudulent way by which Jiggang ascends the throne and how he manipulates the king makers with food and drinks to buy over their confidence. Even at the point of death he still thinks he can personally fight and defeat Agwe and his paid police officers who batter him to death.

    Agwe's ambition gives him a big dream of establishing an agro-pastoral on the land he was to inherit but unfortunately lost it to the Catholic mission. Hence, the land in Njimewi becomes a suitable replacement for his lost land. He will spare no effort to make this ambition come true. His life ambition is to be an international multi-millionaire of exports and imports. This ambition comes crashing with Mbaku's double deal

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