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Read Book King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry) Online author by Wole Soyinka. Read or Download King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry) format Paperback in 112 and Published 17-10-2002 by Methuen Publishing.

King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry)
by: Wole Soyinka in Paperback, 112
Published 17-10-2002 by Methuen Publishing

King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry) A naked satire on the rule of General Abacha in Nigeria, the play chronicles the debauched rule of General Basha Bash who takes power in a coup and exchanges his general's uniform for a robe and crown re-christening himself King Babu. In the manner of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, Soyinka develops a special childish language for his cast of characters who have names like Potipoo and General Uzi. Weaving together burlesque comedy, theatrical excess and storytelling, King Babu has already been coind as a pet name for Africa's despot par excellence Robert Mugabe.

Reading King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry) Online - akinwande oluwole babatunde soyinka yoruba akinwnd oluwol babtnd syink born 13 july 1934 known as wole soyinka pronounced wl jk is a nigerian playwright poet and essayisthe was awarded the 1986 nobel prize in literature the first african to be honoured in that category soyinka was born into a yoruba family in abeokuta - the lion and the jewel is a play by nigerian writer wole soyinka that was first performed in 1959 it chronicles how baroka the lion fights with the modern lakunle over the right to marry sidi the titular jewel lakunle is portrayed as the civilized antithesis of baroka and unilaterally attempts to modernize his community and change its social conventions for no reason other than the fact - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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