Then She Said it: A Play
The play is set in the metaphoric state of Hungaria. Nagging questions and concerns fuel the struggles of rising militant and radicalised women and youths in a dramatised revolutionary struggle for change and challenge to tradition. The relegated women take centre-stage to air their grievances and project their cause to the international community in an effort to destabilise the multinational forces and class interests which have oppressed them for so long. They ask, how long can a people whose land produces the richest oil and gas resources, which control local, national and foreign interests, continue to exist in silence, abject poverty and hunger, and sugger acute fuel, water and electricity shortages? The author has won the Association of Nigerian Authors' Drama Prize three times for Shakara: Dance-Hall Queen, Tell It To Women, and The Desert Encroaches.
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ATLANTIC's BANDIT BOY beat bloody break Businessman chants CHIEF & GOVERNMENT CHORUS OF PRISONERS CHORUS OF WOMEN Chuckling court criminals crowd daugh daughters Defense Lawyer dogs drink drums ETHIOPE ETHIOPE/BUSINESSMAN everything fight fruit basket fuel gate girl GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL GRA/Oil Club Guard hear Honor Hungeria Ibadan JUSTICE KAINJI kill koboko KOKO KOKO/DEFENSE LAWYER land leaders listen Look Look who's talking loud mean Mock laughter mothers nation NIGER & BENUE NIGER and BENUE Nonsense OBIDA OBIDA/JUSTICE Oil Club oil director OJI/FUEL OJI/GUARD OJI/POLICE OJI/PRIEST OJI/PROSECUTOR OSHUN Smiling Owerri Pause pets play plead POLICE Pollution pound sterling Prosecutor protest pulls push raped ready rises sabi salute Screams sell Shakara Shame Sighs Silence sister speak Stop struggle Stunned tell tired waiting watch wetin who's women and youths Yes saar