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Language Aesthetics of Modern African Drama By Isaiah Ilo
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The goal of this book is to initiate theoretical discussions on the popular subject of African literary language, and the thrust of the contribution, apart from theory-building, is the introduction... More > of the Post-indiginist concept next to the well known essentialist and hybrid concepts. The study outlines a set of criteria for each aesthetic concept, so that literary analysis based on the criteria will verify whether or not they are adequate for understanding, explaining and describing African writers' language usage. It is expected that a language aesthetic theory in the African context may help in the study of individual writers' styles and equally address a neglect of descriptive studies in African literary scholarship.< Less
Truth to Vipers - A Play By Isaiah Ilo
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Truth to Vipers is set in an imaginary country named Shoboko and mirrors the character of vital institutions of a modern State in interface with political corruption. Despite the risks, individuals... More > like the protagonist, Dr. Ishaka Wada, assert their conviction in order to hasten the realisation of their dream State. The tension and conflict reach a boiling point, about to explode into a conflagration. Then a stroke of wisdom restores the balance, and all is well again. In the end, Shoboko is a nation redeemed by truth spoken at grave personal risk.< Less
A Night Longer By Isaiah Ilo
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This play is an attempt to experiment on a new dramatic form that could deliver a script capable of fitting into 30 minutes to one - hour fare on radio, television, and stage. The goal of the play is... More > to deliver an important social message quickly in an attractive manner, to suit the style of the modern media. The way to achieve that, as the playwright decided, was terse dialogue and appealing plot. Stage directions were left out in order to afford the director creative freedom depending on his/her medium.< Less
Jolie's Love Story - A Play By Isaiah Ilo
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Jolie and Alva's love goes awry and ends tragically; raising questions about what really went wrong in the relationship. The play is set in America, as source of a true story on which the... More > representation is based.< Less