The Anger of Unfulfillment

Three Plays Out of Nigeria

by Jekwu Ozoemene



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/7/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781450274883
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781450274890
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781450274906

About the Book

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 play’s principal characters take us through a serious but often irreverent roller-coaster discourse on the Nigerian state.

The thematic preoccupation of “Hell’s 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.

About the Author

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.