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An adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's famous Swiss play, The Visit, Hyenas tells the story of Linguere Ramatou, an aging, wealthy woman who revisits her home village – and Mambéty's – of Colobane. Linguere offers a disturbing proposition to the people of Colobane and lavishes luxuries upon them to persuade them. This embittered woman, "as rich as the World Bank," will bestow upon Colobane a fortune in exchange for the murder of Dramaan Drameh, a local shopkeeper who abandoned her after a love affair and her illegitimate pregnancy when she was 16. The intimate story of love and revenge between Linguere and Dramaan parallels a critique of neocolonialism and African consumerism.