Your Man Abednego

A play in four acts

by Onyechi Mbamali



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/18/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781467877725
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781467877732

About the Book

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.

About the Author

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…..