Pages: 176 Size: 6 x 9
The poetry and passion of the ideas make the plays relate to all of us.
— Tanure Ojade
This anthology of plays by Tess Onwueme, one of the bright new literary artists in contemporary drama, allows a glimpse into the lives of the people of Onwuemes native Nigeria and reveals the range and beauty of Nigerian culture. At the same time, Three Plays sheds light on the reality of the human condition and the conflicts that arise between the individual and society.
Tess Onwueme easily stands out as the most prolific and outstanding female dramatist of the new generation of African writers. Her characters, who are simultaneously deeply rooted in humanity, nature, and African culture, exude confidence in their roles in society. Onwueme's strong and purposeful women belie the often peddled view that African women are weak and submissive. The poetry and passion of the ideas make the plays relate to all of us.
– Tanure Ojade, Poet and Critic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill