King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry) by Wole Soyinka - PDF and EPUB eBook

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A naked satire on the rule of General Abacha in Nigeria, the play chronicles the debauched rule of General Basha Bash who takes...

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Details of King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry)

Exact title of the book
King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry)
Book author
Wole Soyinka
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
112 pages
Published
October 17th 2002 by Methuen Publishing
File size (in PDF)
448 kB
King Baabu: (A Play In The Manner Roughly Of Alfred Jarry)

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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.