13 Apr SEASON OF NEW BOOKS
The coming of a new book is like a human birth. Grip a new baby in your arms and forget the agony of bringing it to life outside the womb. Hold or smell a new book and know the feeling of accomplishment. Accomplishment feels like fine silk on soft skin, sweet skimmed milk on the tongue and a sigh after the sating of deep seated yearnings.
With all the excitement we can muster, we present Sam Omatseye’s new play, Obito. It’s about the unconfirmed death of a Benin king and it’s cover up. This play explores the role of the media and the stand of tradition in defence of truth.
We also welcome Jude Idada’s Sankara, a play, about the last one hundred hours of that great African statesman, Thomas Sankara, and how it came to be that he was assassinated by his friend and deputy.
54 Silhouettes is Africa Ukoh’s play about a struggling actor who must choose between fame in Hollywood and the ideals of his African Identity.
Finally, we present award winning journalist, Olukorede Yishau’s breathtaking debut Novel, In The Name Of Our Father. This novel exposes the rotten underbelly of a man of God who has not only bewitched his flock, but also sunk his fangs into the head of state.
The thing about new books is that, like children, they signify the beginning of an interesting journey that outlives the parents. No child is the same; no book is the same. Welcome to the table of stories, a new course is served.
Buy. Read. Enjoy. Stamp Out Ignorance.
Now, how about an amen?