Akassa you mi: an historical drama
On the 29th of January 1895, troops of the Nembe Kingdom attacked the premises of the Royal Niger company at Akassa. Where the British saw a raid the Nembe people themselves saw it as an attack to ensure economic survival for their people, and maintanence of their sovereignty. It is against this background that this play, written by one of Nigeria's most acclaimed writers and performed first in 1977, is set.
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Akassa Alagoa AMABEBE AMAZIGE ANANAGHA and SAMBO ancestors answer ATISABO attack Bassambiri bodyguards BOKOLO bring brothers canoe chanting CHIEF DIGIBOERIGHA CHIEF KALANGO CHIEF OCKIYA CHIEF OPUENE clan Compound Crocodile Crocodile-Without-Shame CROWD Ofrima daughter drink drum Elders face fathers FENGUTA fight fishing FOINBIARA Frederick William Koko gods GRANDO hand HAPPENINGS hear Igbeta IGOBIRI IGODO IGONI IGUARA Ikata INENGITE ITARI IWOWARI Iyah keep KIAPILI KING KOKO KING OBU King of Pirates Koko's KONSEIGHA krooboys KULABO land leader libation licence listen lyah MAN1 mother Nembe Nembeman Niger Coast Protectorate Nigeria night Ofrima leke-leke OGBODO Ogidiga OJOKO OKADI OKORIO Okpoma Okrika Ola Rotimi OLALI Oloma n'Ogina oppressors ORUADIRI Oruobu OZONGBAI pause plantains play Port Harcourt POSI revenge river Rotimi Royal Niger Company shame Shark shrine singing sleep smallpox SPIFF spirit stop SUONYO takes talk tell thieves tomorrow trade tradition voice whip whiteman whiteman's boat WOMAN women