The gods are not to blame

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Oxford University Press, 1971 - Drama - 72 pages
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In this play the theme of Sopocles' Oedipus Rex is skillfully transplanted to African soil. King Odewale's progress towards knowledge of the murder and incest that must be expiated before his kingdom can be restored to ealth is unfolded with a dramatic intensity heightened by the richness of the play's Nigerian setting. It had its first performance in Nigeria at the Ife Festival of the Arts in 1968, has since been staged with great success in other West African countries, and was awarded the first prize in the African Arts/Arts d'Afrique playwriting contest in 1969.

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The Gods are not to be blame is an inspiring story that touches me alot. king odewale who at birth was said that he will kill his father to marry his mother, in his attempt to run away from this to happen, ran to accomplish it. The gods are not to blame, because they have spoken and it is left for whosoever is faced to obey. If Gbonka had killed him in the bush as an infant, the curse would have been averted. 


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