The Anger of Unfulfillment: Three Plays out of Nigeria

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iUniverse, Jan 7, 2011 - Drama - 220 pages
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The Anger of Unfulfillment: Three Plays Out of Nigeria presents a collection of three plays intended to capture a great deal of what Nigeria has come to represent today. Each play in this compilation has its own distinctive flavour, seasoned by the circumstantial socio-political variables holding sway in the country at the time it was written.

The Anger of Unfulfillment examines the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of human trafficking, especially in women and girls. The plays principal characters take us through a serious but often irreverent roller-coaster discourse on the Nigerian state.

The thematic preoccupation of Hells Invitation is the social death in Nigeria that is associated with HIV. This stigma, driven by ignorance, scares Nigerians away from learning their HIV status and consequently strips them of the opportunity to seek early treatment. Through the musings and antics of characters such as Aliyu, Emeka, Stella, and Bimbo, you can experience the social stigma through the eyes and souls of the average Nigerian.

This Time Tomorrow presents a comic portrait of Nigerians and their approach to politics and nation-building. Through the voices of the principal characters, it serves as a call to the Nigerian people to take control of their destiny through active engagement and participation.


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Nigerian banker, poet, and playwright Jekwu Ozoemene was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He earned a degree in English from the University of Lagos Akoka–Yaba in Lagos and was a member of the theatre group there. He currently lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with his wife and two young children.

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