Woe Unto Death

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Strategic Book Publishing, Jul 1, 2012 - 66 pages
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In Woe Unto Death, Fred Agbeyegbe, author of The King Must Dance Naked, dramatises the plight of a Queen whose husband, the King, has lain prostrate to an unknown illness for years, neither dying nor healing. The heroine Queen emerges in her hour of glory determined to keep her husband alive. She seeks Death at a graveyard to terminate Death's own life before Death can lay his icy hands on the King. The author deploys the illness of the King, with his many wives and children waiting for his survival or demise, to demonstrate how in an age of greed, haste and disrespect, one subject can be the object of many conflicting desires. Woe Unto Death journeys beyond the mundane into the metaphysical zones of the relationship between life and death; between death, old age, illness and accident; and the function of each in the complex life of ignorant humans at the mercy of unknown ravages of nature, dependent only on the meaningless suppositions of their oracle and fumbling priests. About the Author: Fred Agbeyegbe is an admiralty legal practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria.He is also Nigeria's first playwright, the subject of a Theatre Arts Professor's Inaugural Lecture, and the first Nigerian playwright to be honored by peers and theatre practitioners as The Grand Living Legend of Nigerian Theatre. He wrote this book as one of those escapades of a mind that ponders the complex relationship between God's desires for man and God's agents for achieving his purposes, including the actual purpose of death. Publisher's Website:: http: //sbpra.com/FredAgbeyeg

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