Dr Kemi Atanda ILORI Vagabond Minstrels Osofisan’s new play reveals materialism as an unprofitable end A Review of Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels A play. Title, Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels: A Feritlity Rite for the Modern Stage. Author, Femi Osofisan. Publisher, New Horn Press, Original from, Indiana. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand- picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price.

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He is a mere weakling, a boaster and a “dumbclot” as Honourable calls him.

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Aluko Prize for Literature. The business of corruption had a very good opportunity to thrive therefore. That is why the person becomes a model, a hero, not that he preached something and he is doing something else.

It was my money that made you change your mind, Lanusen! Kunle’s father is killed supposedly because of his wealth. The Album of the Midnight Minsttels.

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We Are All Guilty. Please enter your name. This is an attempt to bribe the “Commissioner” from probing them. He was resigning “for one reason-to arrest the tardiness, possibly the unwillingness to arraign before the court of law, the members of staff that looted the People’s Bank and made away with millions of naira that was intended for the common man. Remember me on this computer. Who wants that ant’s morsel? English View all editions and formats Publication: Consequently, the Chairman summons a meeting of the Council to decide how they can prevent the coming of Solarin which will spell doom for them.


In their wanderings the minstrels had come to Sepeteri, a place as notorious as the abode of Esu — the Yoruba erratic god of Fate.

Esu and the vagabond minstrels.

Certain individuals like Inspector Akindele can emerge to wipe out the greedy, callous and merciless Esons who are not interested in the welfare of the people but in their destruction. He therefore promises to retire since the younger crooks have taken over. That’s not the point of our complaint, you eunuch. All our money, have it all! Very convenient deaths gain, thank you. Osofisan also satirizes religious hypocrisy in the society.

The paper also balances the pejorative and optimistic views of Osofisan on a decadent society. In their passion for wealth, in their intrigues, jests and despair, the minstrels represent aspects of our culture, its decadence and possibilities, its contradictions and conservative nature.

That’s how we came into it.

To do this, he demands five cows each from the people for the sacrifice, plus ten goats, of the home-grown type all black and fat. Femi Osofisan, dramaturgy, graft and corruption.

A Political Economy of Corruption and Underdevelopment: The present situation in Nigeria has got to a stage that everybody in the society, especially the artist, thinks that something urgent must be done about it before it becomes too late.

The total effect is akin to the environment of our traditional festivals where excitement and danger lurk in the feat of the priest and other minstrels.

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Corruption in this context will be defined from the following three perspectives: You already recently rated this item. The Oriki of a Grasshopper and Altine’s Wrath. Go and bring your Commissioner here to catch me since I see that this is all a conspiracy. Peterson pays into the account, a sum of N15, The E-mail message field is required. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: On his way, he is attacked by robbers. The oath I took does not make room for exemptions.


Pastor, in whose vicarage Ishola lodges, has no choice but to accommodate the strange visitor since he too has just stolen church money. Following the tradition of African Drama’s commitment to social issues, Osofisan berates all the tiers of government and the public office holders for the country’s economic woes and the general poverty level of Nigerians. For all we know, that’s why the Commissioner is coming here. The name field is required. Click here to sign up. Is it the burden of plunder from the UPE buildings project that keeps you stunted?

He does not see anything wrong in taking kickbacks. Stop there a minute. Khan bases his definition of corruption on those parameters and gives an all-embracing definition: English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation.