Madmen and Specialists: A Play (Paperback)

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Madmen and Specialists: A Play (Paperback)

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Written in 1971, Madmen and Specialists is one of Soyinka's most excoriating portrayals of abusers and abused in the new Nigeria ushered in by Biafra and the civil war of 1967-70. Set in the "surgery" of a doctor, the play is populated by mendicants and the "insane," all fodder for "experimentation" by a shape-shifting doctor whose experiments may be more sinister than they at first appear.
Wole Soyinka--playwright, novelist, poet and polemical essayist--was born in Nigeria in 1934. Educated there and at Leeds University, he worked in the British theatre before returning to West Africa in 1960. In 1986 he became the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9780809012268
ISBN-10: 080901226X
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Publication Date: September 1st, 1987
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Spotlight Dramabook