This play deals with the various themes of corruption, tyranny and the abuse of power, issues of democracy and human rights, in contemporary society. Bole Butake’s caustic and irate expression against the rapacious and inhumane oppressors of the silent end marginalized masses is elso wholy poetic and lyrically dramatic.
Born in 1947 in Nkor, Noni Sub-Division in the North-West Province of Cameroon. Bole Butake attended the local primary school, Sacred Heart College, Mankon, CCAST Bambili, the University of Yaounde and the University of Leeds in England. He founded a magazine of creative writing for English-speaking Cameroonians. The Mould, in 1976, in which he published several of his poems and short stories before it ceased publication in 1981. ln 1984 he published his first play, The Rape of Michelle, followed by Lake God (composed during his internship at the International Writing program, Iowa) in 1986. The Survivors in 1989 and And Palm-wine Will Flow in 1990. He was Associate Professor of African Literature and Performing Arts at the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I. He passed away on the 1rst October 2016.
Format : 12 x 18
Pages : 70
Parution : 2021
ISBN : 978 9956-0-9515-5
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