Your Man Abednego: A Play in Four Acts

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AuthorHouse, Jan 18, 2012 - Drama - 196 pages
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Your Man Abednego A play in four acts, this is an explosive sequel to the much acclaimed Shadows of The Ancestors. The warrior kingdom of Umudimkpa under an ageing regency, awaits the coming of a crown prince whose birth and mystery life were foretold by the oracles. Instead, it is British colonialists that arrive, bringing with them the daunting challenges of a foreign government and a new religion. The emergent conflicts are exacerbated by language problems, throwing up a villainous interpreter, one Abednego who is as much admired and trusted by the white District Officer as he is hated and vilified by the natives.
 

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Act 1 Scene 1
1
Act 1 Scene 2
20
Act 1 Scene 3
27
Act 1 Scene 4
34
Act 1 Scene 5
47
Act 1 Scene 6
61
Act 2 Scene 1
64
Act 2 Scene 2
71
Act 2 Scene 5
96
Act 3 Scene 1
104
Act 3 Scene 2
111
Act 3 Scene 3
119
Act 4 Scene1
136
Act 4 Scene 2
145
Act 4 Scene 3
162
Act 4 Scene 4
173

Act 2 Scene 3
78
Act 2 Scene 4
92
Act 4 Scene 5
180
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Onyechi Mbamali is at his witty and profound best, digging into the ruins of history to excavate age-long treasures for a grand exhibition on stage. The theme is tragic, the sequences inevitably grim and gritty, but there is a masterly touch in the delivery, a titillating word feast rich in allegory, poetry and delightful folklore. The audience is served an intermittent dose of humour that dulls the pain of a bruising engagement with the home truth. Africa is still in search of leadership, and the scars are still sore, decades after the colonial master gave Umudimkpa a paramount ruler.....

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