ISBN 9789785621990
Pages 98
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2019
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Two Mothers and a Son

A Play

by Hope Eghagha

Two Mothers and Son explores the seeming needless, perpetual conflict between wife and mother-in-law in a typical African marriage; it is set in twenty-first century Nigeria which itself is a victim of conflicting and confusing interruptions of life. The son who is at the centre of it all, is caught between two loves, both possessive and obsessive, equally important but suffocating in a most debilitating manner. Added to this is the issue of religion which attempts to resolve the crisis but inadvertently contributes to the sad resolution of the conflict.

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About the Author

Hope Eghagha

Hope Eghagha is a professor in English at the University of Lagos where he teaches Literature. He is also a playwright, a columnist with and Visiting Member of the Editorial Board of The Guardian, Lagos. He is the author of Death, Not a Redeemer (a play) (1998), Rhythms of the last testament (2002), and this story must not be told (2003) both poetry collections. Emperors of Salvation is his first published novel. 

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