ISBN 9789780691714
Pages 116
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2007
Publisher University Press, Nigeria, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Who's Afraid of Solarin?

by Femi Osofisan

The late Dr. Tai Solarin was the Principle and Proprietor of the Mayflower Grammar School at Ikenne, and Public Complaints Commissioner of the former Western State of Nigeria. This play by Femi Osofisan, the distinguished Nigerian playwright, is in his honour. Isola, a rascally and irresponsible traveller, is mistaken for the dreaded Public Complaints Commissioner, Solarin, by the corrupt officials of the Local Government Council. He plays on this until the real Commissioner arrives. The classic play was first published in 1978; and this new edition includes the first Tai Solarin Memorial Lecture, delivered in 2004 by Femi Osofisan.

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About the Author

Femi Osofisan

Femi Osofisan is a prolific Nigerian critic, poet, novelist, and playwright whose work attacks political corruption and injustice, was born in Erunwon village in the old Western Region of Nigeria and educated at the universities of Ibadan, Dakar, and Paris; he is a professor of drama at the University of Ibadan. Among the literary awards and commendations he has won are prizes from the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for both drama (1980) and poetry (1989) and in 2004 he was awarded the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), the highest academic prize in that country.

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