ISBN 9781870716093
Pages 95
Dimensions 140 x 250 mm
Published 1989
Publisher Saros International Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Four Farcical Plays

by Ken Saro-Wiwa

This collection consists of four one-act farces for the stage. The Transistor Radio won a prize at the Nigerian Festival of the Arts in 1972, and also won a prize and was broadcast on the BBC's African Theatre programme. It has been broadcast also in Norway and Yugoslavia. Adapted for Nigerian television, it was the first episode of the highly successful television series "Basi and Company".Bride by Return has also been adapted for radio and broadcast by the BBC; The Wheel is a searing political portrayal of corruption in Nigerian society; and Madam No Go Quench Again is a treatment of the classical story of the phoenix, rendered in Nigerian pidgin English. Theplays marry social concern to a language of communication aimed at the broadest possible public.
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About the Author

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Nigerian television producer, writer of satirical novels, children's tales, and plays. In 1994 Saro-Wiwa was imprisoned by order of the dictator Sani Abacha. He had strongly defended the rights of the Ogoni people and criticized the government's oil policy with Royal Dutch/Shell. Despite wide international protests, Saro-Wiwa was hanged after a show trial with other eight Ogoni rights activists in Port Harcourt, on November 10, 1995.

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