ISBN 9789785669046
Pages 60
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2019
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback


by Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah

The main strength of this well written play is its dialectical blend of religious and political education, with an unmistakable revolutionary intent. Woven intricate but unobtrusive dialogue, with palpable images of light and darkness, fusing theocracy with politics in a palpable, simple and lucid lyrical tone, Na'Allah has given us a new play which proposes a new path to social liberation in which manipulative partisan politics is unequivocally unmasked. The wedlock proposal which comes at the end between the radical Mariama and the cleric Aafa is instructive of a future in which love and moral rectitude, shorn of external material trappings, becomes the defining features of social, just polity of our dream.

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About the Author

Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah

Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah, is the vice chancellor of Kwara State University in Nigeria He received a BA in 1988 from University of Ilorin, with a thesis "Dadakuada: the trends in the development of Ilorin traditional oral poetry", subsequently published in African Notes., and in 1992 received a M.A. Literature in English from the same university. In 1999, he received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and was subsequently professor and chair of African Studies at Western Illinois University. He is now the vice chancellor or Kwara State University in Nigeria. 

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