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As Neil Gaiman said, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand”. Imagine, if you could escape into your dreams, visit mythical places and travel back and forth in time. Experience the thrill of letting your imagination go wild. Books have that kind of power. They teleport you to places you might not otherwise get to see in your lifetime.

  • The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

    The Imaginary Invalid  is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris and was originally choreographed by Pierre Beauchamp. The play is also known as “The Hypochondriac”, an alternative translation of the French title.

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    The Imaginary Invalid  is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris and was originally choreographed by Pierre Beauchamp. The play is also known as “The Hypochondriac”, an alternative translation of the French title.

  • The god’s are not to Blame Rotimi Ola

    The Gods Are Not To Blame is a 1968 play and a 1971 novel by Ola Rotimi. An adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex, the story centres on Odewale, who is lured into a false sense of security, only to somehow get caught up in a somewhat consanguineous trail of events by the gods of the land.

    The novel is set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom. This reworking of Oedipus Rex was part of the African Arts playwriting contest in 1969. Rotimi’s play has been celebrated on two counts: at first scintillating as theatre and later accruing a significant literary aura. This article focuses specifically on the 1968 play.

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    The Gods Are Not To Blame is a 1968 play and a 1971 novel by Ola Rotimi. An adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex, the story centres on Odewale, who is lured into a false sense of security, only to somehow get caught up in a somewhat consanguineous trail of events by the gods of the land.

    The novel is set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom. This reworking of Oedipus Rex was part of the African Arts playwriting contest in 1969. Rotimi’s play has been celebrated on two counts: at first scintillating as theatre and later accruing a significant literary aura. This article focuses specifically on the 1968 play.

  • The Defence of Lawino By Taban lo Liyong

    A new translation of the late Okot p’Bitek’s classic epic poem ‘Wer pa Lawino’, first published in Acholi in 1969, and recently listed in Africa’s 100 Best Books.

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    A new translation of the late Okot p’Bitek’s classic epic poem ‘Wer pa Lawino’, first published in Acholi in 1969, and recently listed in Africa’s 100 Best Books.

  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

    The Caucasian Chalk Circle (German: Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis) is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht’s epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents.

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    The Caucasian Chalk Circle (German: Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis) is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht’s epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents.

  • The Bride by Austin Bukenya

    THE BRIDE by A. S Bukenya is a more thrilling play that many may hardily forget if at all they are lovers of African Literature.
    The play is a criticism of outdated and myopic African traditions that
    have rendered Africa immobile to the progressive change of Western Education.The play looks vividly into the way the worship of non-beneficial cultures may create a barrier towards change.

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    THE BRIDE by A. S Bukenya is a more thrilling play that many may hardily forget if at all they are lovers of African Literature.
    The play is a criticism of outdated and myopic African traditions that
    have rendered Africa immobile to the progressive change of Western Education.The play looks vividly into the way the worship of non-beneficial cultures may create a barrier towards change.

  • The Alien Woman By Laury Ocen

    Two brothers – Opito and Obina from northern Uganda, are grappling with the strict creed of their culture. Opito is in love with beautiful, educated Gladys but his parents reject his choice. He is seized by a spirit in her form – the alien woman. Obina, is courted by a southern beauty who is at the same university. She is seen as an alien woman by Obina as well as his family and at first she is rejected. But she has qualities that transcend generations and cultures.

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    Two brothers – Opito and Obina from northern Uganda, are grappling with the strict creed of their culture. Opito is in love with beautiful, educated Gladys but his parents reject his choice. He is seized by a spirit in her form – the alien woman. Obina, is courted by a southern beauty who is at the same university. She is seen as an alien woman by Obina as well as his family and at first she is rejected. But she has qualities that transcend generations and cultures.

  • Sunshine After Rain By Rose Rwakasisi

    Moses’ parents, Timothy and Phillipa, are both HIV-positive. The father still looks healthy but the mother is quite ill. This should have served as a warning to Moses against risky behaviour. Pressure from his friends to behave the way they do is, however, too strong. Fortunately, he comes to his senses before it is too late.

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    Moses’ parents, Timothy and Phillipa, are both HIV-positive. The father still looks healthy but the mother is quite ill. This should have served as a warning to Moses against risky behaviour. Pressure from his friends to behave the way they do is, however, too strong. Fortunately, he comes to his senses before it is too late.

  • Street Life by Marjorie O. Macgoye

    The second novel from the winner of the Sinclair Prize for Fiction with her first novel. The life and times of the desolate in Kenyan society, striving for survival in a callous world.

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    The second novel from the winner of the Sinclair Prize for Fiction with her first novel. The life and times of the desolate in Kenyan society, striving for survival in a callous world.

  • Ruins of a Star By Laury .Ocen

    Awkwao is a gifted girl, very good at her studies and at athletics. One day she wins a gold medal in the four hundred metres hurdles, and this victory goes to her head. From that moment her problems begin…

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    Awkwao is a gifted girl, very good at her studies and at athletics. One day she wins a gold medal in the four hundred metres hurdles, and this victory goes to her head. From that moment her problems begin…

  • Redemption by Mulwa D

    Redemption is a heart-warming play that centres upon and explores such pressing social issues as hypocrisy, misuse of religious and political power, parental responsibility and the position and role of youth in a world torn with strife. It has been hailed as the play of the decade and a marathon of truth by theatre critics. The non-partisan message of the play comes through loud and clear, that the ageless virtues of ethics, love, tolerance, wisdom, concern for our neighbor, mercy, justice and goodwill towards all men are in fact still a part of the redemptive forces in the society. Redemption was commissioned by the National Council of Churches of Kenya as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations in November 1989. Since then the play has been performed in Nairobi and in various other parts of the country. A video version of this play is forthcoming. The author, David Mulwa, is a most versatile stage and TV actor and director; a writer of both drama and fiction and a well-known schools and colleges drama festival adjudicator.

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    Redemption is a heart-warming play that centres upon and explores such pressing social issues as hypocrisy, misuse of religious and political power, parental responsibility and the position and role of youth in a world torn with strife. It has been hailed as the play of the decade and a marathon of truth by theatre critics. The non-partisan message of the play comes through loud and clear, that the ageless virtues of ethics, love, tolerance, wisdom, concern for our neighbor, mercy, justice and goodwill towards all men are in fact still a part of the redemptive forces in the society. Redemption was commissioned by the National Council of Churches of Kenya as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations in November 1989. Since then the play has been performed in Nairobi and in various other parts of the country. A video version of this play is forthcoming. The author, David Mulwa, is a most versatile stage and TV actor and director; a writer of both drama and fiction and a well-known schools and colleges drama festival adjudicator.

  • Receipt for Disaster By Lillian Tindyebwa

    Recipe for Disaster is a story about Hellen Ntale. It follows the life choices she makes, how she gets expelled from St. Joseph’s Girls Schoola and how she leaves school three months to her high school final exams. She has a relationship with Kevin, a 42-year-old man, against her parent’s approval. Kevin has HIV/AIDS, which he contracted from a former lover. He infects her with the disease

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    Recipe for Disaster is a story about Hellen Ntale. It follows the life choices she makes, how she gets expelled from St. Joseph’s Girls Schoola and how she leaves school three months to her high school final exams. She has a relationship with Kevin, a 42-year-old man, against her parent’s approval. Kevin has HIV/AIDS, which he contracted from a former lover. He infects her with the disease

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

    Oliver Twist is born in the harsh confines of a workhouse, his mother expiring in childbirth, his father unknown. After enduring years of brutal treatment, Oliver runs away to London, where he falls in with a band of child pickpockets led by the villainous Fagin. His foray into a life of crime soon lands him into the arms of the law, when Oliver’s fortunes finally appear to turn as the robbery victim becomes his benefactor. But Fagin isn’t about to let his young recruit go so easily, and with vicious thug Bill Sikes among his henchmen, Oliver soon finds himself back in the criminals’ lair, with many more travails to face on the tortuous and torturous road to discovering the truth about his past. In Oliver Twist Dickens exposes the sordid underbelly of Victorian England, where rootless young innocents are at the mercy both of brutal institutions and the corrupting forces that lurk on the streets.

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    Oliver Twist is born in the harsh confines of a workhouse, his mother expiring in childbirth, his father unknown. After enduring years of brutal treatment, Oliver runs away to London, where he falls in with a band of child pickpockets led by the villainous Fagin. His foray into a life of crime soon lands him into the arms of the law, when Oliver’s fortunes finally appear to turn as the robbery victim becomes his benefactor. But Fagin isn’t about to let his young recruit go so easily, and with vicious thug Bill Sikes among his henchmen, Oliver soon finds himself back in the criminals’ lair, with many more travails to face on the tortuous and torturous road to discovering the truth about his past. In Oliver Twist Dickens exposes the sordid underbelly of Victorian England, where rootless young innocents are at the mercy both of brutal institutions and the corrupting forces that lurk on the streets.

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