Riot in Heaven: musical drama for the voices of color

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Africana Legacy Press, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 126 pages
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Widely acclaimed as one of the most important and leading African dramatists, Osonye Tess Onwueme is described by Ngugi wa Thiong'o as daring in her exploration of ideas, exploring themes with a dazzling array of images and proverbs. Traveler-X is a man of African descent at the crossroads of Earth, Heaven and Hell. Each road has its own route/exit. Located, and hauled from time to time is the wagon "Freedom Train" which seems to have broken down. Freedom Train belongs to Sojourner Nkrumah, a woman of African descent. Of the exits, Hell is where the music is. The play shows the struggle of the two characters to create their path for their race to enter Heaven, and the obstacles they face: jefferson Lugard and Stanley Livingstone.

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