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Kolera Kolej by Femi Osofisan
Kolera Kolej is a satirical novel which presents the comedy of politics in a style that is brilliantly funny and reveals a penetrating insight into the human weaknesses that too often affect the conduct of public affairs. Underlying the satire, however, is a critical examination of African politics and a deeply serious concern for the state of the political and social condition of collective life on the continent.
Who's Afraid Of Wole Soyinka? or Kongi's Vengeanceby Wole Oguntokun
Oga, a military ruler has decided to remain in power by becoming the nation’s next civilian president. He schemes and plots in connivance with fellow soldiers, get-rich quick opportunists, perfidious politicians, musicians and sportsmen, and eliminates all opposition that arises in his way. Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka? is a humorous play that chronicles some of the darkest periods in Nigeria’s history.
Forever She Criedby Uche Nwabunike
With her examinations nearly over, Joy was looking to find a good job to help support her mother. Joy’s brilliance was what kept her mother going. The burden almost crushed her, but she did not withdraw her from school. Joy went in search of a job and a temporary one came her way – she was going to work to help ease her mother’s burden. But Joy discovered other things – the sparks and desire of life, and then…