In the play "A Raisin in the Son" Assagi has brought Beneatha some clothing from Nigeria. There are some colorful robes in a package. She is thrilled and he offers to teach her how to wear them correctly.
A few days later she is wearing her outfit when Walter walks in. He has been drinking. He jokes at first that he is a warrior. He starts rambling on about his ancestors and making statements about the African life. He seems to find humor in the outfit and the idea of the African culture.