ISBN 9789780307165
Pages 144
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 1985
Publisher University Press, Nigeria, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Bikoroa Plays

by J.P. Clark

The Bikoroa Plays is a major of cycle of three plays, The Boat, The Return Home and Full Circle that were first staged in 1981 at the University of Lagos and the National Theatre of Nigeria. The Boat is a prose drama that documents Ngbilebiri history. The Return Home is a historical play set in the 1920s. Full Circle is set in the 1950s and concerns a brothers' quarrel in a traditional setting. The three plays are characterised by their dramatic qualities and unique poetic voice.

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About the Author

J.P. Clark

Born April 6 1935 in Kiagbodo, Nigeria John Pepper Clark was one of the most lyrical of the Nigerian poets, whose poetry celebrates the physical landscape of Africa. He was also a journalist, playwright, and scholar-critic who conducted research into traditional Ijo myths and legends and wrote essays on African poetry. While at the University of Ibadan, Clark founded The Horn, a magazine of student poetry.

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