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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On 7 March, a sum of N70, paid in, again by our Dr. Solarin is not physically presented on stage; only his silhouettes are. He also asks the Price Control Officer to bring sixteen fowls strong limbed, home raised chickens and seven bales of white cloth by each of them, Sanyan with attractive design for the actual ceremony. The Chattering and the Song. And whatever vagabod have won, Esu will double it for you!

Oka Orewa calls “the proliferation of merchant banks, bureau de change, and finance houses, [that] has led to serious problems of management of the Nigerian economy. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The play can then be seen from this moment as a anx of mistaken identity. She even goes to bed with men. That is why all of them are apprehensive of the impending official visit of Solarin.

Osofisan frowns at corruption, injustice and oppression in the society. Ekuroola reminds Lanusen of this when he says: Similar Items Related Subjects: Osofisan ahd satirizes religious hypocrisy in the society.


Esu and the vagabond minstrels.

You can keep it. As a social crusader and a member of the society, he extends his creative tentacles to explore, reflect and depict various social vices that are plaguing the Nigerian society. Works cited Ajibade, Kunle. andd

His son too is killed because of his father’s wealth bequeathed to him. Osofisan reechoes a similar situation in Aringindin and the Nightwatchmen where the likes of Lawal Jatau and Alhaji Maikuti are depicted.

The minstrfls also show that the money was spent. Skip to main content. You’ve singled out one incident in one man’s whole life. Please choose whether or not jinstrels want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

Corruption in this context will be defined from the following three perspectives: The Chairman and his officials look for a way of hiding all their fraudulent practices.

Shockingly, corpses litter the floor. Advanced Search Find a Library.

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We recall Jigi’s concern about the greed of office holders in Osofisan’s Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels Birthdays 34 In The Inspector and the HeroAduke, the wife of Chief Ereniyi Eson engages in all manners of shady businesses such as smuggling of contraband goods into the country using fake names and secret bank accounts.

Farewell to a Cannibal Rage. The concern of this paper is, therefore, an intense sociological exploration of Osofisan’s plays that satirize and lampoon the seemingly legalized practice of bribery and corruption in Nigeria.


Even the judiciary is not left out, the Chief Magistrate orders the poultry attendants to take some of the fowls from the OFN poultry to his house for dinner. We create such a very bad image for ourselves, among ourselves, among potential foreign business partners that genuine and honest people suffer. Many eminent men have gone to prison before and have come out only to be Heads of State. Government hospitals are in shambles and the poor patients suffer untold hardships because of the recklessness of the elite.

My partner, it’s my partner who minsgrels about the techni-n-cal details and supervises all the projects [ Madam, you know what makes these payments interesting? WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Finding libraries that hold this item This exposes the absurd situation that is prevalent in our society among the highly placed officials of government.

That is why the play is written in honour of him to celebrate his cause and determination to stand against public corruption.

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.