Nii Tackie is Massa’s husband while Massa is Nii Tackie’s wife. There are several textual evidences to support this stance.
Massa, till her very last breath, is portrayed as a fighter. She fights to the very end. She is a beacon of optimism.
Chapter 18 (Part 1) of the novel witnesses the death of Massa Awo Sika, ten kilometres from the church when she is bound for cure, after an illness that has accelerated her age and reduced her to a shadow of herself.