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Description - King Baabu by Wole Soyinda

A naked satire on the rule of General Abacha in Nigeria, the play chronicles the debauched rule of General Basha Bash who takes power in a coup and exchanges his general's uniform for a robe and crown re-christening himself King Babu. In the manner of Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi", Soyinka develops a special childish language for his cast of characters who have names like Potipoo and General Uzi. Weaving together burlesque comedy, theatrical excess and storytelling, "King Babu" has already been coind as a pet name for Africa's despot par excellence Robert Mugabe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413771759
ISBN-10: 041377175X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 131mm x mm)
Pages: 107
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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