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Women of Owu

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This is an African retelling of Euripides: an unnervingly topical story of a people and a beloved city destroyed by the brutality of war. The play was first performed in Lagos in 2003 under the distinguished director Chuck Mike, and subsequently toured the UK.
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Ibadan University Press
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Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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It's interesting to me that I didn't really like Euripides' Trojan Women when I saw it performed, then I liked it alright when I read it, but I'm really enjoying contemporary adaptations of the play. Osofisan presents a really unique and interesting adaptation of Euripides' play, set in the city of Owu in modern day Nigeria in 1821, which the city was sacked and razed by forces from other Yoruba city-states. One thing that's really cool about this adaptation is that it challenges the Western not ...more
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its a wonderful book
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Charatcers: Lawumi, Geside, Okunade, Iyuloye
Central Themes: War is dehumanizing, Greed, Ungratefulness
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Femi Osofisan studied in Ibadan, Dakar and Paris and taught theatre and comparative literature at the University of Ibadan for 34 years, a post from which he recently retired.
Osofisan’s professional experience is manifold—he is an award-winning poet, writer, actor, company director, journalist and scholar. But it is as playwright that he established his reputation, having written and produced over
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