"Set in an unnamed African country, Shattered Calabash is at one and the same time a drama of marital conflict and an expose of corruption in government circles." "The wife and son of a high-ranking official discover, first, that he is a serial adulterer and second, that he has been siphoning off the national wealth and depositing this in European accounts." "Conflict is inevitable. The dialogue through which that conflict is carried out is frank and often funny. Tunde Fatunda has produced a drama that has much to say about misgovernment and about the continuing exploitation of Africa by western interests."--BOOK JACKET.
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